Mobile for the masses, A gentle introduction to Android
Survey Android's mobile landscape and build your first app!
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: March 05, 2013
The mobile landscape is rich with promise, and Android is a viable and exciting platform for developers who seek a way in. This new series starts with an introduction to Android that is tailored specifically for Java™ developers just getting started with mobile. Learn about Android's three-layer versioning system (and find out why it matters), then set up your development environment and build your first Android app.
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