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Android Introduction - Lesson 1

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In these slides I give an overview of Android story, the advantages/disadvantages of using Android and how to start programming-

In these slides I give an overview of Android story, the advantages/disadvantages of using Android and how to start programming-

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  • 1. Android Introduction Daniela da Cruz Universidade Lusófona do Porto September, 20121 of 11
  • 2. The StoryAdvantages of using AndroidDisadvantages of using AndroidHow to start programming?2 of 11
  • 3. The Story- Android is a is a Linux-based operating system for smartphones andtablets created by Google.- Developers write applications in a customized version of Java, andapps can be downloaded from online stores such as Google Play(formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google, or third-partysites.- In June 2012, there were more than 600 000 apps available forAndroid, and the estimated number of applications downloaded fromGoogle Play was 20 billion (according tohttp://www.engadget.com).3 of 11
  • 4. The Story4 of 11
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  • 8. The Story8 of 11
  • 9. Advantages of using Android• The Android OS is simple to learn, and Google provides many libraries to make it easy to implement rich and complex applications• Multitasking: Android phones can run many applications, it means you can browse, Facebook while listening a song.• Easy access to thousands of applications via the Google Android App Market.• Phone options are diverse: different from iOS that is limited to iPhone from Apple, Android is available on mobile phones from various manufacturers (Sony Ericsson, Motorola, HTC to Samsung).9 of 11
  • 10. Disadvantages of using Android• The only aspect lacking, as mentioned by many in the Android developer community, is clear and well-explained documentation.• Advertising: application in the Android phones can indeed be obtained easily and for free, but the consequences in each of these applications, will always be ads on display, either the top or bottom of the application.10 of 11
  • 11. How to start programming?• Download and install the Android SDK (4.1 version - Jelly Bean) — it provides the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Details on http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.htmlPre-requisites:• Eclipse 3.6.2 (Helios) or greater• Eclipse JDT plugin (included in most Eclipse IDE packages)• JDK 6 (JRE alone is not sufficient)11 of 11