O'Reilly logo

Hello, Android, 4th Edition by Ed Burnette

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1Quick Start

Android combines the ubiquity of cell phones, the excitement of open source software, and the corporate backing of Google and other Open Handset Alliance members such as Samsung, HTC, China Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T. The result is a mobile platform you can’t afford not to learn.

Luckily, getting started developing with Android is easy. You don’t even need access to an Android phone—just a computer where you can install the Android SDK and device emulator.

In this chapter, I’ll show you how to get all the development tools installed, and then we’ll jump right in and create a working application: Android’s version of “Hello, World.” If you’re not an Android beginner, feel free to skim this chapter or skip it completely and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required