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Android 4.0.3 With New SDK Tools

April 11th, 2012 Leave a comment
Android 4.0.3 With New SDK Tools

Google recently launched their new update 4.0.3 for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. While this may be mildly exciting for some consumers, it is the new SDK tools that developers cannot wait to get their hands on. Many changes and additions have been made in this update as well as some bug fixes and optimizations for mobile phones and tablets. In this article I will give you the scoop on the new release features so you can begin working them into your applications. For Android developers you will be happy to hear that new APIs are on… View full post »

Android SDK: Which Version to Use and Why

August 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment 2 comments
Android SDK: Which Version to Use and Why

Android has recently become the majority operating system on mobile smartphones today, and for good reason: it’s an open, incredibly versatile mobile OS that can work on a vast majority of different types of phone hardware (or, in the event it doesn’t, be programmed to do so). This has enabled it to be the OS of choice for these vendors, and so far the market and the people have been extremely amenable to Google’s mixture of open-source, versatility, and user-friendliness. With this open structure and versatility, however, comes a price: as more and more vendors push out their own versions… View full post »

Android Development Environment Setup

May 12th, 2011 Leave a comment
Android Development Environment Setup

Everyone wants to program on Android; unfortunately, not everyone knows quite how to get started with their development environment. Google has put out both the Android SDK and the Android ADT in order to help developers integrate Android into their dev environment as well as facilitate more Android development. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to set up a development environment for Android so you can start creating projects. Preface: Dev Environment Notes Just a general rule to reduce headaches, your development machine should primarily be a development machine, as installation of other various programs may clutter it up… View full post »

Android Developer Tools

April 20th, 2010 Leave a comment
Android Developer Tools

The Android software development kit contains a number of tools to simplify your development tasks. Several of these tools really stand out for the value they add to the Android SDK. The best android developer tools included in the SDK help save time and development effort by streamlining common development tasks. Here is a summary of some of the most valuable Android developer tools packaged in the Android SDK. Android Development Tools Plugin for Eclipse Eclipse is probably one of the best IDE development tools for Java based development. As an open source project, there are numerous plugins… View full post »

Is Android the Future of Mobile Computing?

February 22nd, 2010 Leave a comment 4 comments
Is Android the Future of Mobile Computing?

Devices like Apple’s iPhone and the various versions of Blackberry smartphones are revolutionizing computing. Phones and phone-like devices are increasingly blurring the lines between notebook computers, netbooks and phones. The mobile computing revolution is on! One platform, however, truly stands out as a potential game changer. That platform is the Android platform from Google. Is Android the future of mobile computing? There is certainly a strong potential for Android to shape the future of mobile computing. Android’s strength comes from its openness. The Android SDK is open source and the license governing Android itself allows any… View full post »