Why Android?

21/09/2012

Occasionally I take same time out from our regular routine and talk javapapers meta information and this is one such article. I have started writing more on Android and I will discuss about it now.

There is a mobile devices revolution happening around. In the recent Apple event where iPhone 5 was launched, CEO Tim Cook shared some statistics.

  • 15% year-over-year growth for notebooks, versus 2% on the PC. That’s six years of out-pacing the PC industry as a whole.
  • Last quarter, 17 million iPads were sold April – June. We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line.
  • Yes, we are in a post-PC world. So are we, most of our traffic comes from mobile devices these days!
  • This is absolutely shocking when you consider this is a product category that didn’t even exist two and a half years ago.
  • We’ve recently crossed 700,000 apps in the store. 90% of those apps are downloaded every month! And, on average, customers use more than 100 apps.

Do you want more amazing numbers, recently Google mobile chief Andy Rubin announced,

  • Android has reached half billion activations.
  • 1.3 million android devices added every day!

Unbelievable isn’t it? If you are not noticing it then you are living in a different world. Yes, mobile devices are taking the world by storm. Acknowledge and embrace it. I get a feel that the divide between consumer computing devices and hardcore PCs are getting wider rapidly. The majority of consumer computing devices are Android and iOS devices in this order. As a software engineer we should join this party and I am already late. All you developers learn Android or IOS or both.

android everywhere

javapapers has outgrown itself and these days it is driven by a wonderful java community.

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Core of javapapers will always remain as java and you will keep on getting loads of fantastic java stuff. Equally I will start writing on Android too. I choose every topic believing it will be a hit. But it doesn’t happen like that, making every user feel happy on all article is not practical. Follow my Android tutorials and in weeks you will be able to build an Android app for sure.

Some articles I write in a hurry just complete in 30 minutes, but has turned out to be a huge hit and some has failed miserably even with days of effort. Every article is a movie production and release for me. I love the process and just keep writing. I am enjoying it and this journey is turning out to be good and beautiful. I just wanted to stop by a moment and say thank you. I am gearing up and this is just the beginning.

This Android tutorial was posted on 21/09/2012.
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27 comments on “Why Android?

  1. Can you start a separate section for iOS development>

  2. @Waseem,

    I am really more than interested in iOS development and just for your information my primary mobile is an iphone.

    As a java person naturally I chose and started with Android but sure I have an eye on iOS.

    It may not happen in the immediate future as I have limited time. I will try that in future.

  3. Thank you too, you’ve been and continuing being of great help. Am learning alot from some of your post. Keep up the good work.

    I think android is the way for me.

  4. now for those many many java developers not yet conversant with mobile application development. where do you propose that they start? I’ve seen many funny guidelines not really working well except for us hardcore programmers. Any links you can recommend?

  5. Please add Android section in your menu

  6. I believe that you will try at your best to build android articles as u for java. I will be pleased to learn droid tech with you. Thanks and good luck …

  7. @David,

    I too haven’t found any good tutorials yet. Android’s standard tutorials seem to be better than others but it also lacks in-depth approach.

    If you find something good let us know :-)

  8. Hi Joe,

    Can you please add some articles on basics of JavaServer Faces.. its working behind the scenes.

  9. always love your articles… android is the way to go… I’m working on android and when I master it, which means mastering java, I’ll move on to apple… android’s cheaper to develop for plus it’s Java…I love all that you do… it’s that passion that I’m drawn to.. either way, continue on and I’ll be tuning in…

  10. Sir your tutorials are very impressive. I have completed OCPJP, in my success your tutorials also plays a vital role.
    I am waiting for Android now. Beacuse I know your tutorials gives close touch to technology.

  11. I would like to comment here …
    I have developed both for iOS and Android I would say Android gives you more stuff to tickle around than iOS and iOS is boring ….

  12. Very happy by reading that u are now going to write on android continuously. Waiting for new tricks.

  13. In main menu add IOS and Android as two sections so that it will be useful to follow through. thanks joe… for your posts :)

  14. hi joe,

    I am going to finish my graduation in 2013.I learned java basics.My question is:

    1)shall i learn advanced concepts in java/j2ee or android or ios?

    please suggest me…

  15. Thax for your article.I am working as a ORACLE DEVELOPER.But i am deeply interested in Android.As of Hectic i am not able to concentrate much on it,your post raised hope in me.So,please guide me to be a “Android Developer”

  16. I am regular reader of your articles, all are simply superb.
    I am keenly interested to learn adroid, Please post more articles on adroid.

  17. Thanks a Lot Joe ! Though I am not very regular here, I make sure to follow most of your articles. Though each of ur movie might be a hit or not but you surely have earned some fans who never fail to watch ur each movie. :) Keep writing and inspiring!

  18. Appreciate your efforts in writing these articles. Please add a Like button to your pages, which will make it easy for us to appreciate them..

    • Amit, Like button is available in the sidebar near “I love javapapers” badge.

  19. @ Joe what do u suggest? start working on Android or Windows Phone development which is also becoming bigger these days?

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