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What is Android?

What is Android?
Android powers hundreds of millions of mobile devices in more than 190 countries around the world. It's the largest installed base of any mobile platform and growing fast—every day another million users power up their Android devices for the first time and start looking for apps, games, and other digital content. Android gives you a world-class platform for creating apps and games for Android users everywhere, as well as an open marketplace for distributing to them instantly. Android growth in device activations Global partnerships and large installed base Building on the contributions of the open-source Linux community and more than 300 hardware, software, and carrier partners, Android has rapidly become the fastest-growing mobile OS. Every day more than 1 million new Android devices are activated worldwide. Android’s openness has made it a favorite for consumers and developers alike, driving strong growth in app consumption. Powerful development framework Developer Story: Robot Invader

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Android (operating system) Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel,[12] and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005,[13] Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance—​a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.[14] The first publicly available smartphone running Android, the HTC Dream, was released on October 22, 2008.[15] The user interface of Android is based on direct manipulation, using touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, like swiping, tapping, pinching, and reverse pinching to manipulate on-screen objects. History developing a site with Javascript Javascript is one of the most simple, versatile and effective languages used to extend functionality in websites. Uses range from on screen visual effects to processing and calculating data on web pages with ease as well as extended functionality to websites using third party scripts among several other handy features, however it also possesses some negative effects that might make you want to think twice before implementing Javascript on your website. Let's look at some of its pros and cons.

A newbie's guide to Android development William J. Francis covers Android development basics, such as the necessary tools to get started and a typical project hierarchy. Introduction Android is a great platform. The development tools are free, all the documentation is online, and you don't need to purchase a special developer phone or register your hardware as a development device. In fact, thanks to the very slick and functional emulator that comes with the Android SDK, you don't even have to own an Android-powered device (not that I recommend releasing an app without running it on real hardware).

How to Choose the Right Android ROM for You In 2012, the average American consumed 13.6 hours of media each day. By 2015, that number is expected to rise to 15.5. These figures include media multitasking, e.g., listening to music while checking your email, so that it's possible to consume more than one hour of media within a 60-minute period. Shockingly,… » 8/14/14 12:01pm Yesterday 12:01pm 3 Pros and Cons to Building Mobile Apps with JQuery Mobile and HTML5 Quick Introduction Over the past month or so, I have been using JQuery Mobile to build a HTML5 mobile/tablet front-end for a strength training website I've developed. While I have built native Android and iOS applications before (in Java and Objective-C, respectively) the promise of a single codebase which would work on most major platforms, as well as the ability to iterate quickly in HTML and JavaScript, was very appealing. JQuery Mobile & HTML5

techradar One of the strengths of the Android platform compared to iOS, for example, is that it has an open source basis, which makes it easier to produce your own applications and distribute them without waiting for a lengthy approval process. You can set up your own Android app on your PC as long as you have the right software installed, and you can even take it for a test drive using an Android emulator so you can see what it will look like when it's run on a smartphone. There are two techniques that you can use to produce Android applications with a PC. The first uses the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Mobile/Platforms/Android Download Firefox for Android Firefox for Android is now available. Please check the system requirements below to see if your device is compatible. (Or if you have a compatible device without Android Market access, download the Firefox APK file directly from our FTP server. You will need to keep Firefox up to date yourself if you do not install it through the Market.)

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Many Additional Resources) © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Adapted from the Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation. This document provides guidance toward planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs -- there are many kinds of evaluations that can be applied to programs, for example, goals-based, process-based and outcomes-based. Nonprofit organizations are increasingly interested in outcomes-based evaluation. If you are interested in learning more about outcomes-based evaluation, then see the sections Outcomes-Evaluation and Outcomes-Based Evaluations in Nonprofit Organizations. Sections of This Topic Include

Getting started for Android developers - Windows app development If you develop Android apps and want to also develop apps for Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1, this is a great place to start. We'll show you how to use Microsoft development tools like Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft programming languages like C#. You'll learn some concepts you need to know to develop apps for new Windows UI in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 introduce a new platform for creating engaging apps. Because these apps provide lots of unique features, a straight port of your Android app will likely prevent you and your users from using these features. So don't just port your app: reimagine your app, and take advantage of features like the app bar, Semantic Zoom, the search and Share contracts, the file picker, charms, live tiles, action center and toast notifications.

CyanogenMod 7 Making Good Progress Getting Android Gingerbread on HP TouchPad [Video] It looks like things are picking up with regard to giving new life to HP’s Touchpad. In the past 24 hours, we reported that Team-Touchpad had worked diligently, and has most recently succesfully enable the touchscreen to reach its full potential, with 10 point multitouch input to their Gingerbread specific build. Image credit: mrhomegrown ( Now, today, we have a new video from that has a member of the CyanogenMod team claiming that some of the code used by the TouchDroid group were stolen from from a previous build of Cynanogen Mod 7.

Installing the Android SDK Instructions for Setting up Android Studio takes just a few clicks. While the Android Studio download completes, verify which version of the JDK you have: open a command line and type javac -version. Samsung Unveils Flexible Android Smartphone Think a flexible smartphone is just science fiction? You might have to think again, thanks to Samsung. The Korean company recently unveiled Galaxy Skin, an Android smartphone that can take on different shapes and take on even hammer blows, set to begin production in 2012 Q2 with murmurings of a release sometime thereafter.