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android APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

What is Android?

Android is a Linux based open source operating system which has JAVA library (similar to SE). And it is a robot or synthetic organism. There is a general thought that Google owns Android. But not just Google, there is Open Handset Alliance™, a group of 65 technology and mobile companies including mobile operators, semiconductor companies, handset manufacturers; software companies and commercialization companies who own Android

 

Android OS are fairly divided into three versions such as Android 1.5, Android 2.0/2.1 and Android 1.6. Android presents an open market place to the third party android application developers for instant publishing and feedback. Most importantly Android developers can provide android application development on any platform such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

A fastest growing platform

The use of Android-based smartphones is booming, with more than 50,000 Android apps already being developed. The Android mobile phone market is growing at an impressive rate of 32 per cent every month, with new handsets being released all the time. Industry experts believe the boom owes much to the popularity of the Motorola Droid, MotoBLUR, certain HTC models, and the open-source nature of the OS.

Advantages of Android platform

  • GSM, EDGE, CDMA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, EV-DO and UMTS technologies to send/receive data across mobile networks.
  • Comprehensive libraries for 2D and 3D graphics.
  • A wide range of libraries for image, audio and video files.
  • Features of Video camera, Touchscreen, GPS, accelerometer and magnetometer.
  • Inter-process communication (IPC) message passing.
  • P2P using Google Talk.
  • SQLite for data storage.
  • Export and signing app for publishing