Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware, and key applications. Google Inc. purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. Android’s mobile operating system is based on the Linux kernel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android’s development and release.
The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android. Android was listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 by Canalys. Android has a large community of developers writing applications (“apps”) that extend the functionality of the devices. There are currently more than Billion apps available for Android.
Android Market is the online app store run by Google, though apps can also be downloaded from third-party sites. Developers write primarily in the Java programming language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.
Anyone looking for a career transition or upskill to Android and have a passion for developing mobile applications. Students should be ready for intensive and exhaustive training in the field of mobile applications.
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