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You can use the NDK to program in C++ and can probably get away with mostly writing C if you do; but if your actual objection is that Android apps run in a highly sandboxed environment so will anything written using the NDK.
The only way you're going to get desktop level access is if you root your phone, and load a custom modified version of android that you've ripped a shitton of stuff out to it.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Java preferably not to be mentioned in the book at all. Not even as a bad example.
A look in Wikipedia yields:
It would be fair to say, under the above circumstances, that what you ask for is impossible - by design.
I think that book, the Kotlin Apprentice might be the best one can find.
Thank you very much, I appreciate it.
Heh, I did avoid it for my entire career. I was pretty much able to stay in the firmware/embedded field since the late 70's. I enjoyed the the low level nitty-gritty stuff, and some DSP stuff for flavoring!
This first one really builds and teaches Kotlin in good steps and I like the way the Functional aspects are explained. This book helped me understand functional programming and syntax in other arenas more clearly than any other book I've found.
Not sure if this is in violation of your request to find a book that doesn't treat Kotlin as an alternative to Java, but thought I'd share nonetheless. Neil Smyth has a book (here's a preview: https://www.ebookfrenzy.com/pdf_previews/Kotlin35EssentialsPreview.pdf) that does focus on Android development but has pretty good coverage on Kotlin (Chapters 11 through 17). You can use the Kotlin on-line playground for experimentation = https://try.kotl.in. Neil Smyth and his publisher seem to be pretty good about refreshing it as new versions of Android Studio come out. I have the 3.3 book and since then, there's been 3.4 and 3.5; I assume that 3.6 is coming soon.