The Open Handset Alliance comprising of more than 30 technology and mobile companies developed first open and free mobile platform what we called it as Android. I think this is the apt moment for the mobile developers to open up their eyes and start developing applications. Android even allows developer phone core functionalities which include dialer with simple and standard API. The android break down all the boundaries now.
The main features include
- Application framework
- Dalvik virtual machine
- Integrated web browser
- Optimized graphics
- SQLite light database support
- Media support MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF
- GSM telephony support
- Bluetoth, 3G, WiFi, EDGE
- Camera, GPS, Compass accelorometer
- Rich development environment
I am sure this will create a revolution in the developer communities. The android developer SDK is free to download from google code. Eclipse plugin are there to support rapid application development.