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Sams Teach Yourself Java™ in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition by Rogers Cadenhead

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Running Java on Your Phone

The last stop on your whirlwind tour of Java is the nearest Google Android cell phone. Every single program that runs on Android has been programmed with Java. These mobile programs, which extend the functionality of the phones, are called apps. One of the most popular apps is a game called Angry Birds, shown in Figure 3.7.

Figure 3.7. Angry Birds and all other Android apps were created with the Java language.

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You can learn more about this game, if you’re not already familiar with it, by visiting www.angrybirds.com. (But don’t do it! The game will obliterate any hope you had of being productive for the rest of the day, ...

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