Friday, December 24, 2010

Hello Android World!

Since I was not able to spend my holidays in my home country, I was left here with nothing to do. So to make my Christmas vacation somehow productive, I started studying Android Development and writing this blog to document it and share.

What is Android?
Well, according to Wiki, Android is a mobile operating system initially developed by Android Inc. Android was bought by Google in 2005. Android is based upon a modified version of the Linux kernel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated to develop and release Android to the world. (Read here for more details)

Android Development
Here are the basic things we need to start developing Android apps:
1. Check your PC if it meets the minimum System Requirement.
2. Android Software Development Kit (Android SDK) download here
3. ADT Plugin for Eclipse (if you'll be developing in Eclipse)

   - Before you can install or use ADT, you must have a compatible version of Eclipse installed on your development computer. download here

     - You may also use IDE of your choice.
4. Download Platforms and other components.
5. Start Exploring the Android SDK.

Practically everything we need to get started (from setup to sample codes) can be found in this well-documented site.

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