MobileThe Android Mobile Development Platform: A Reference Guide

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Android, an open source mobile platform with no upfront fees, has emerged as a new mobile development option that offers many benefits over competing platforms. But is it right for your project? In this reference guide, you’ll learn all the nitty-gritty details you need to know to evaluate Android, including the tools and technologies for developing on the platform as well as the required costs. Armed with this information, you can make an informed decision as to whether or not Android is the right fit for your particular organization or development project.

Android Programming Languages

Native Android applications are written in Java. Applications requiring existing C/C++ libraries can take advantage of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK).

In addition to native Android applications written in Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR support were added in Android 2.2, enabling a whole new group of developers to target Android devices.


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