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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Jackson

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Chapter     1

Setting Up Your Android App Development System

These days, you see Android devices of every size and shape everywhere you look. They can be worn on your person, used in an appliance, are a part of your car, or provide you entertainment in your living room taking the form of an iTV set, a tablet, eBook reader, or an Android game console.

In this chapter, we will explore some basic facts about the Android operating system (OS), to give you a high-level overview of the history of Android, the benefits of learning Android application development, and which open source programming languages and OSs Android is based upon.

We will also need to get all of the tedious searching and downloads out of the way regarding to how to go about obtaining ...

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