Welcome to the tutorial of creating an Android Applications Using Eclipse article. This will be divided into several continuous series of articles. Here we can learn together on how to make an Android app. We will start from scratch then move on to the advanced level.

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Development of Android

Before we move further to the tutorial, we think it is better for us to learn about the history and development of Android. When first created the Android was an operating system for Smartphone.

The creation of Android

Andy Rubin is the man who led the team who develop a special operating system for the Smartphone. This turn out in Google interested in what they are doing. Andy Rubin told Google’s that they needed operating system with an open source nature. This makes Google’s more interested.

With its open source nature, it’s makes Android easy to use and implemented by any Smartphone manufacturer and that make the Android becoming popular fast.

First version

In April 2009 they launched the Android version 1.5 as Cupcake. After that they release an updated Version 1.6 or Donut approximately 5 months later. Then the other versions in the sequel as the following list:

Éclair 2.0 / 2.1 (October 2009)
Froyo 2.2.x (May 2010)
Gingerbread 2.3 (December 2010)
Honeycomb 3.x (February 2011)
Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.x (October 2011)
Jelly Bean 4.1 (May 2012)

There are special versions, such as Android Honeycom that was first made for Android tablets. Then Android Ice Cream Sandwich which is made the enhance version of the Honeycomb that able run on Smartphone and tablets.

Also there are Android variants is emerging, usually by modifying it so that it has a high level of security. This is done by Boeing. Amazon also take advantage of Android and was developed it as an application for their environment.

Currently Android is very popular and everyone loved it. This is has been a vision of Andy Rubin when the first time he thought about the operating system for Smartphone.

“Your phone is a tool for communicating, you should not be communicating with the phone; you should be communicating with somebody on the other side of the phone. “– Andy Rubin

On our next article we will explain about the architecture of Android.

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