Chapter 9. Developing for Android

He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

In this chapter:

Like it or not, one of the key factors to the success of the iOS is certainly that it’s a closed environment. There are just a few hardware configurations and one operating system. Both aspects are strictly controlled by Apple, and carriers have no control over the operating system. As a user, you receive notification of system updates directly from Apple; as a developer, you have just one counterpart to talk to (and sometimes to quarrel with).

More specifically, this means that as a developer, you don’t face the problem of adapting your user interface and presentation ...

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