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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fifth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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1. Presenting Android

The mobile development community has helped transform the Android operating system (OS) into the global leader. Mobile device users have shown their passion for Android. Developing for Android is now a primary focus for companies that would like to target and retain a mobile user base for their businesses. Handset manufacturers and mobile operators have invested heavily in Android to create unique experiences for their customers. Entrepreneurs and startups are delivering Android-application user experiences that you cannot find on other mobile platforms or other platforms such as desktops. Further, new device categories continue to emerge, and the creators of those devices are showing favor for powering these devices with ...

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