Android Development Basics
Thank goodness you don’t have to be a member of Mensa to develop Android applications! Developing in Android is simple because its default language is Java. Though writing Android applications is fairly easy, developing alone can be a difficult task to conquer.
Although the Android operating system consists primarily of Java code, small parts of the framework aren’t included. Android uses the XML language as well as basic Apache Ant scripting for build processes. You need to cement your basic understanding of XML before delving into this book.
If you already know how to use Java and XML, congratulations — you’re ahead of the curve.
Java: Your Android programming language
Android applications are written in Java — not the full-blown version of Java that’s familiar to developers using Java Platform, ...