Android is one of the most popular and fast growing mobile OS in the world wide. There are many reasons why users get attached to Android device. Android is open source and based on Linux and facilities easy to rich development environment. With the increment in the amount of Android mechanisms in the business sector and the selection of Android by versatile producers, it is most likely
It was initially developed by Android Inc. (a firm purchased by Google) and later positioned in the Open Handset Alliance. According to NPD Group, unit sales for Android OS smart phones ranked first among all Smartphone OS handsets sold in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2010, at 33% BlackBerry OS is second at 28%, and iOS is ranked third with 22%.
Android is not a device or a product. Android is an open source and Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. Android was developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies. Android programming is based on Java programming language so if you have basic understanding on Java programming then it will be a fun to learn Android application development. Open Handset Alliance allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.
Now that Google has launched its Android SDK, Android applications development has become easier. The SDK includes a variety of tools for developing and debugging application code and designing an application UI, which enables developers to customize the applications as per the client requirements.