Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Android Introduction

Android is a platform for developing aplications for a mobile phones. The group of more than 30 companies behind is called the Open Handheld Alliance which includes companies like Google, Intel, Texas Instruments, Samsung, Telefonica etc. According to the list of members of OHA it's supposed that the Android will be used on the next generation mobile phones.

The whole concept is to provide free and open platform for developing applications for those devices. Every Android mobile will be based on linux OS with some middleware and core applications. The important thing is that you, as a developer, will have the same possibilities as a developers of the core applications. The only programming language for developing the Android apps is Java (which makes sense beacause of it's portability). The whole API you can see bellow.

Sources: Google Android

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