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Getting started with Google’s Linux/Java phone SDK

Nov 15, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

This in-depth, hands-on article introduces Android, Google's Linux/Java mobile phone SDK (software development kit). After a tour of Android's tools, documentation, and code samples, it suggests a path for further exploration and concludes with a simple applet showing the power and simplicity of the Android… environment.

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The Android SDK, released in preview form on Nov. 12, aims to provide mobile phone application developers with the tools they'll need to leverage Google's services on mobile phones. Since mobile phones are expected to replace PCs within a few years as the top Internet access devices, the play is clearly an important one for Google.

But will the Android SDK prove as easy to use as open web standards have proven to be, for developers wishing to leverage Google Maps, Adwords, Mail, YouTube, and so on?

Find out one developer's early opinion, by clicking below to read the full story:

A developer's perspective on Google's Android SDK

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