Android Cookbook Free Book
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Android is a mobile technology platform that provides cell phones, tablets and other hand-held and mobile devices (even netbooks) with the power and portability of the Linux operating system and the reliability and portability of a standard high-level language and API. Android apps are written in the Java language, using tools such as Eclipse, compiled against the Android API, and translated into byte code for the Dalvik VM.
Android is thus related by OS family to Openmoko, QT Embedded, MeeGo (the 2010 merger of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s MobLin), OPhone, LiMo and other Linux-based cell phone projects. Android is also related by programming language to Blackberry and Java ME phones, and to Java and the wider realm of Java Enterprise applications. Android sales have continued to climb; there is a report from NPD that first-quarter 2010 sales of all Android devices exceeded sales of the iPhone, moving it into second place (although still well behind the Blackberry platform). Surely it was due in part to major carrier Verizon’s 2-for-1 sale, but that doesn’t account for all of it…