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  • 1.  
  • 2. What is Android ?
    • Android is a software platform and
    • operating system for mobile devices.
    • It is based on the Linux kernel.
    • Developed by Android Inc, Google and later the Open Handset Alliance.
  • 3.
    • Android OS
    • Architecture
    • G1 Vs iPhone
    • Android Applications
    • Android SDK
    • Limitations
  • 4. Android OS and SDK
    • Android has seen a number of updates
    • since its original release;
    • 1. 1.0 (Release 1)
    • 2. 1.5 (Cupcake)
    • 3. 1.6 (Donut)
    • 4. 2.0 (Eclair)
  • 5.  
  • 6. Android Flash support available in Éclair (2.0) Flash is supported only for apps 16 GB & 32 GB versions All controls on touchscreen No multi-tasking, except for music Built-in media player Virtual keypad; multi-lingual; fixed iPhone Only 192 MB; can buy micro SD Touchscreen and trackball controls Applications run in background Weak video playback Physical keypad; slides out Android / G1 iPhone Android Android iPhone Both Advantage
  • 7.  
  • 8. Android Applications An overview of apps is available on the Android Market site, but apps can only be downloaded via the device.
  • 9. Publishing applications to the Android Market
    • Register using a Google account ($25 fee)
    • Upload the application whenever you want, as many times as you want, and then publish it when ready.
    • Once published, users can browse to the application, download it and rate it.
    • Unlike Apple's App Store, Google's Android Market doesn't have any approval process for applications.
    • After registration, developers can offer their applications in the store without any further validation or approval, Apple’s approval can take a month or more.
  • 10. Development Tools
    • The Android SDK includes a variety of custom tools that help
    • you develop mobile applications on the Android platform. Three
    • of the most significant tools are:
    • Android Emulator -A virtual mobile device that runs on our computer -use to design, debug, and test our applications in an actual Android run-time environment.
    • Android Development Tools Plugin -for the Eclipse IDE - adds powerful extensions to the Eclipse integrated environment.
    • Dalvik Debug Monitor Service (DDMS) -Integrated with Dalvik -this tool let us manage processes on an emulator and assists in debugging.
  • 11. Android / G1 limitations
    • Only sync with Gmail; no Exchange or desktop Outlook syncing
    • No speed dialing
    • No notes, tasks, or to-do list applications pre-installed
    • No modem pairing
  • 12. Thank you!