Welcome to Eloneth Android App Development Tutorials for Beginners.
What is android?
Android is an open source and Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones.
Android was developed by the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), led by Google, and other companies. Android applications are usually developed in the Java language using the Android Software Development Kit.
Once developed, Android applications can be packaged easily and sold out either through a store such as Google Play, SlideME, Opera Mobile Store, Mobango, F-droid and the Amazon Appstore.
Features of Android
|Beautiful UI||Android OS basic screen provides a beautiful and intuitive user interface.|
|Connectivity||GSM/EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC and WiMAX.|
|Storage||SQLite, a lightweight relational database, is used for data storage purposes.|
|Media support||H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB, AAC, HE-AAC, AAC 5.1, MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP|
|Messaging||SMS and MMS|
|Multi-touch||Android has native support for multi-touch which was initially made available in handsets such as the HTC Hero.|
|Multi-tasking||User can jump from one task to another and same time various application can run simultaneously.|
|Resizable widgets||Widgets are resizable, so users can expand them to show more content or shrink them to save space|
|Multi-Language||Supports single direction and bi-directional text.|
|GCM||Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a service that lets developers send short message data to their users on Android devices, without needing a proprietary sync solution.|
|Wi-Fi Direct||A technology that lets apps discover and pair directly, over a high-bandwidth peer-to-peer connection.|
|Android Beam||A popular NFC-based technology that lets users instantly share, just by touching two NFC-enabled phones together.|