Talk:Android software development

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"The Simple Project"[edit]

It doesn't make much sense to have Basic4Android lumped under "The Simple Project" and then say that The Simple Project is no longer active while Basic4Android is very active. Why not change the heading to "Basic4Android"? 71.143.161.236 (talk) 12:27, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Fragmentation Section[edit]

This section needs to be both brought up to present and altered in tone from an advocatory "explaining away" of fragmentation issues to an objective reporting of the current state of affairs. Uptake of new Android versions is paralyzed due to manufacturer-specific implementations which can't be upgraded independently by users. Fragmentation is so severe that app and even Web developers are compelled to put extraordinary resources into testing and still can't reliably support all devices.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_os#Usage_share

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/the-sorry-state-of-android-hardware-fragmentation/19427

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/03/android-fragmentation-also-a-challenge-for-web-developers/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.180.5.218 (talk) 15:43, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

This is relevant to 0.9% of the customer base only. "Severe" is quite an overstatement. I have a few things to say about this.
  • Web developers have been encouraged for years to use ems instead of pixels. Different screen sizes are not a problem except for the most ancient of websites.
  • Android toolkit resizes at different resolutions.
  • Resources in apks are at different resolution. (ldpi, mdpi, hdpi and xhdpi)
  • The PC market is way more fragmented.
As a developer I think this section is a load of selectively-researched FUD. It should go.--davidh.oz.au 05:20, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

the HyperNext issue[edit]

this section should be generic and include all such, including Caede at caede.curl.com G. Robert Shiplett 12:12, 5 November 2012 (UTC)


ADB[edit]

Merge ADB and Fastboot[edit]

Should Android Debug Bridge be merged into this article? I think so They think it's all over (talk) 19:25, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. Also merged in the article "Fastboot". If this article (Android software development) ever gets too large, the entire section "Software development tools" can be summarized and spun off to a new separate article. (I refactored the title of this talk section to include the subtitle: "Merge ADB and Fastboot".) Sparkie82 (tc) 04:37, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

a handset emulator?[edit]

I wish that there were more on that, such as, can it be used to run Android apps on one's PC? --Jerome Potts (talk) 03:38, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

no mention of android studio?[edit]

http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html#Updating — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.219.59.208 (talk) 13:09, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

There's already a separate article, Android Studio. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 21:27, 12 February 2014 (UTC)