Android Development Introduction

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The process to compose Android applications for the electronic devices that run Android operating systems is known as Android software development. Android applications can get developed with Kotlin, C++ languages, and Kotlin. The function gets accomplished by the Android software development kit (SDK).  Distinct types of programming languages and tools enable cross-platform app support. The essentials of software development like third-party tools, language support, and environment for development have evolved since the first SDK got launched in 2008. The distribution mechanism of Android app developers and end-users is Google Play. The Google Play Store allows apps to be gradually released. Play store also enables the distribution of pre-release app versions to testers.

Official development tools:

The software development kit of Androids consists of a comprehensive set of tools for application creation. The tools in SDK are available for download as separate subsets.  The SDK subsets consist of command-line tools, for example, ADB and fastboot. The full form of Android Debug Bridge (ADB). It gets used to run commands on the attached Android device. On the other hand, fastboot is a protocol that gets used for flashing file systems.

Android Open Accessory Development Kit:

The 3.1 platforms of Android brought Android Open Accessory support. This enables external USB hardware (android accessory) to interconnect with an Android device in an “accessory mode”. When the Android-powered device gets in accessory mode, the specific device connected to it acts as the USB host. On the other hand, Android-powered device functions as a USB device.


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