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Practical Android Projects by Pieter Greyling, Lucas Jordan

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Chapter  1

Android Fundamentals

The Android platform is a very exciting yet relatively new player in today's mobile device market. Beyond rating very highly in the number of cool features per device, Android-enabled smartphones are currently enjoying the highest percentage sales growth rate in the mobile industry.

According to Gartner Research,1 worldwide sales of Android-based smartphones to end users have jumped from the number 6 spot in 2009 to number 4 by the end of the first quarter of 2010. This level of growth is expected to continue. In fact, Gartner has predicted that Android will become the number 2 worldwide mobile operating system in 2010 and will challenge Symbian for the number 1 position by 2014.2

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