what is Android ?? Any guess…
Yes by definition “Android” means “an automaton that resembles a human being”
Not only that geek..it is a Mobile Operating System running on Linux kernel and it is the first Mobile OS that is running top of the Linux kernel.
Android project was started by Go-ogle and Open Handset Alliance, later they released it as a open source project for mobile phones. Android running its applications on top of Dalvik Virtual Machine(DVM) completely rewritten in java for mobile platforms.
Here Linux kernel sources are released under GPLv2 license and application sources are released under Apache licenses
Android also released its API to the developers explore more through Android SDK. There are three major SDK release from Android development team: SDK-1.1 release 1- February 2009 , SDK-1.5, release 3– July 2009 and SDK-1.6 Release 1 September 2009, then now Android SDK-2.0 release 1- October 2009. You can download and install SDK on your Linux machine for installation instructions click here .
Write your own application for android and post the application on market place get money.
Android was initially targeted to run on ARM(RISC architecture) platform then later they made it to run on x86(CISC architectures) platforms. There are plenty of mobile phones and net book’s are going to come in market. HTC released his G1 mobile that is powered by Android and also Asus eeePc running on Android. :(-
all the major Mobile manufactures are turned into Android. within a year you can see the growth and rich features in Android. In next article we will see how to install Android on Ubuntu Linux.