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Web Geek’s Guide to the Android™-Enabled Phone by Prasanna Amirthalingam, Bill Zimmerly, Jerri Ledford

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Chapter 1. The Theory of the Android Phone

Although it might seem that Google Android popped up out of left field, that’s not entirely true. Well, maybe it’s a little true, because Google didn’t actually concept Android. Let’s start with the birthing of the idea.

Believe it or not, Android started as the brain child of Andy Rubin. He concepted Android as an open source mobile platform that would bring the mobile industry out of the Paleolithic era into modern society.

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Open source is a method of developing computer applications ...

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