Chapter     1

The Android Market: A Background

Whenever anyone writes a book, he or she always has to be mindful of the audience. If you are an experienced Android programmer, the technical portions of this book may seem quite basic. If that is the case, we apologize in advance. We decided that because the book is about the business of Android apps development, some of our readers might not have any Android programming experience at all.

If you have no experience with Android, we’ll try to point you in the right direction. Everyone starts with no experience at one point or another, and with technology this happens all the time. It is hard to believe that the entire idea of using a mobile “app” is less than a decade old at this writing. Ten years ...

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