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Hello, World. Projects for Android. Notepad Tutorial. This tutorial on writing a notepad application gives you a "hands-on" introduction to the Android framework and the tools you use to build applications on it.

Notepad Tutorial

Starting from a preconfigured project file, it guides you through the process of developing a simple notepad application and provides concrete examples of how to set up the project, develop the application logic and user interface, and then compile and run the application. The tutorial presents the application development as a set of exercises (see below), each consisting of several steps.

You should follow the steps in each exercise to gradually build and refine your application. The exercises explain each step in detail and provide all the sample code you need to complete the application. When you are finished with the tutorial, you will have created a functioning Android application and will have learned many of the most important concepts in Android development.

Package Index. API Reference. Developer's Guide. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

Developer's Guide

The documents listed in the left navigation provide details about how to build apps using Android's various APIs. If you're new to Android development, it's important that you understand the following fundamental concepts about the Android app framework: Apps provide multiple entry points Android apps are built as a combination of distinct components that can be invoked individually. For instance, an individual activity provides a single screen for a user interface, and a service independently performs work in the background. From one component you can start another component using an intent. Learn more: Apps adapt to different devices Android provides an adaptive app framework that allows you to provide unique resources for different device configurations.

Just speak it: introducing Voice Actions for Android. Our mobile phones have become modern-day Swiss Army knives. An Android phone is a handheld computer, a music player, a notepad, a GPS navigation unit and more, all rolled into one sleek device that fits in your pocket. Today’s phones do so many things for us that sometimes we don’t even think about how we do them. Even though our phones do all these new things, the most natural way of interacting with a phone remains what it always has been: speaking. Google Chrome Blog.

Licensing Service For Android Applications. [This post is by Eric Chu, Android Developer Ecosystem. — Tim Bray] In my conversations with Android developers, I often hear that you’d like better protection against unauthorized use of your applications. So today, I’m pleased to announce the release of a licensing service for applications in Android Market. Android Cloud To Device Messaging.

[This post is by Wei Huang, who helped implement this feature. — Tim Bray] In the just-launched Android 2.2, we’ve added a new service to help developers send data from servers to their applications on Android phones.

Android Cloud To Device Messaging

Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) makes it easier for mobile applications to sync data with servers. Most of the useful applications on your mobile phone use the Internet to keep users connected. Traditionally, many apps use polling to fetch data periodically. POP mail clients, for example, connect to the server every 15 minutes or so. Having the server push messages to the client asynchronously may be a superior choice for getting the latest data to your applications, resulting in fresher data and more efficient use of the network and your battery. Many of the Google applications on Android already use push to keep their data fresh, for example Gmail, Contacts, and Calendar. Developers Home.

Eclipse Downloads. SDK Download. Before installing Android Studio or the standalone SDK tools, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

SDK Download

This is the Android Software Development Kit License Agreement 1. Introduction 1.1 The Android Software Development Kit (referred to in this License Agreement as the "SDK" and specifically including the Android system files, packaged APIs, and Google APIs add-ons) is licensed to you subject to the terms of this License Agreement. This License Agreement forms a legally binding contract between you and Google in relation to your use of the SDK. 1.2 "Android" means the Android software stack for devices, as made available under the Android Open Source Project, which is located at the following URL: as updated from time to time. 1.3 "Google" means Google Inc., a Delaware corporation with principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. 2. Android development on windows 7.

Android Emulator for Windows. Advertisements XDA-Developers forum member xda2_haseeb has managed to extract and run Android Emulator on Windows which comes as a part of Google Android SDK package.

Android Emulator for Windows

How To: Run Android on Windows 7 [No Live CD Required]

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