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What is Android

What is Android

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What is Android?

The software consists of a set of services that allows multiple processes running on one or more machines to interact. middleware and key mobile applications. . Android delivers a complete set of software for mobile devices.What is Android? Android is a software stack for mobile devices. Middleware is computer software that connects software components or applications. The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language. The software includes an operating system.

Inc. a small company based in California. Inc. The very first phone to run the Android Operating System was the HTC Dream. Google acquired Android. Today we see that Google has been very busy incorporating the use of Android to create a new mobile phone which is now available through T-mobile and many others. When Google took over little was known about the function of Android. which was released on October 22. 2008. . USA. the only thing that was known was that they made software for mobile phones.What is Android? In July of 2005.

2008 Android 1.Android history timeline July 2005 Google purchased a little known company called Android Inc. 2007 Early look SDK released August 28th. November 12th.0 SDK release Developers have access to first 1. November 5th. 2008 Android Market announced September 23rd. $5 million in total awarded to developers for great Android applications September 23rd. 2008 Android Open Source Project Source code is released .0 compatible SDK. October 21st. 2007 Open Handset Alliance announces Android April 17th. 2008 Android Developer Challenge I. 2008 T-Mobile G1 World's first Android-powered phone announced.

Android Architecture This diagram shows the major components of the Android operating system. .

picture frame. calendar.Android Platform Highlights The Android platform introduces many features for users and developers. Below is a list of the new features which will make Android even better! Performance Improvements Faster Camera start-up and image capture Much faster acquisition of GPS location (powered by SUPL AGPS) Smoother page scrolling in Browser Speedier GMail conversation list scrolling New Features On-screen soft keyboard Works in both portrait and landscape orientation Support for user installation of 3rd party keyboards User dictionary for custom words Home screen Widgets Bundled home screen widgets include: analog clock. and search Live folders Camera & Gallery Video recording Video playback (MPEG-4 & 3GP formats) Bluetooth Stereo Bluetooth support (A2DP and AVCRP profiles) Auto-pairing Improved hands free experience . music player.

0 Google applications (Android SDK) View Google Talk friends' status in Contacts. GMail. MMS. and label on Gmail messages Upload videos to YouTube Upload photos on Picasa .Continued New Features Browser Updated with latest Webkit browser JavaScript engines Copy 'n paste in browser Search within a page User-selectable text-encoding UI changes include: Unified Go and Search box Tabbed bookmarks/history/most-visited screen Contacts Shows user picture for Favorites Specific date/time stamp for events in call log One-touch access to a contact card from call log event System New Linux kernel SD card file system auto-checking and repair SIM Application Toolkit 1. SMS. and Email applications Batch actions such as archive. delete.

android.example.os.Getting Started with Android Apps Android uses the java programming language and for anyone who has learned Java the Hello World example is a good reminder of that very first class or online tutoring session. First you will need to download the Android SDK kit and if you are using Eclipse install the ADT Plug-in. setContentView(R. } } . You will see that the coding is similar to that of java but not exactly the same. public class HelloAndroid extends Activity { /** Called when the activity is first created.com/sdk/index.app. Below is an example of the Hello World program. You can also see that it is fairly simple and this makes everyone happy package com. */ @Override public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { super.Bundle.onCreate(savedInstanceState). import android. this is very easy and all of the information you need to do this can be found at http://developer.helloandroid.layout. import android.Activity.main).html.

your application will appear and should look like this: . Select run -> run 2. Once the emulator is booted up.Running your application Using Eclipse (probably your best choice) the ADT plug-in that you install makes it very easy and simple to run your applications. Select Android Application The Eclipse ADT will automatically create a new run configuration for your project and the Android Emulator will automatically launch. 1.

So many Options!!! . Quick. as well as an antcompatible build. or integrate it with the IDE of your choice. If you prefer not to use Eclipse don't worry because the Android SDK includes a tool named "android" that can be used to create all the source code and directory stubs for your project. This allows you to build your project from the command line.xml file.Running your application You can see that this process is very Simple. Convenient and Easy. This is one reason why Android is such a great Application development kit.

and this will only create more business. Currently there are about 20 Android phones available on the market with more than 75 million Android handsets forecasted by 2012.Conclusion In conclusion. It also seems as though Android could easily move its way into the market from phones to netbooks and desktops as developers become more accustomed with it. Android seems to be the future of mobile OS's and mobile software Development. . This statistic is very impressive and proves that there is indeed a bright future for Android. making phones cooler and development easier. In today's increasingly complicated technology this OS just adds to all of the fun.

This also means that the Business should grow very rapidly! Go Android Go!!!!!!!! .Conclusion Since Android is an open source (meaning it is available to anyone) developers and handset manufacturers have full access to it. This means that developers and manufacturers all over the world are taking advantage of the Android operating system.

html http://en.html http://www.android.com/answers/technology/wireless/TCH_WIR/ 597621-43529102 .com/guide/basics/what-is-android.techcrunch.android.com/about/timeline.Bibliography Below is a list of all of the websites I used in the making of this report: http://developer.linkedin.com/2009/10/19/android-galore-acomplete-list-of-the-android-phones-and-their-specs-droid-best/ http://www.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)#History http://www.wikipedia.

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