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On 8/4/2011 8:02 AM, David Gibbs wrote:
On 8/3/2011 10:09 PM, Mike Wills wrote:
Tired of the Apple fanbois?
Actually, I just want to try my hand at mobile app development ... and don't want to waste money on a Mac just for that.

Plus, Android apps are programmed in java ... which I already know.


Just to be clear, you can do most of your development in the emulator. It's not blazingly fast, but on a decent workstation it runs just fine. After that, sending the app to your phone is easiest using Dropbox. The only thing is making sure your phone accepts third party apps (usually just a setting on the phone).

For that, just about any phone works. I like my Samsung Fascinate; it's just the right size for me.

On the other hand, if you plan on doing crazy stuff (rooting the phone, installing a new copy of the OS, etc.) then you need to read the blogs and find out which one seems the easiest to upgrade. I haven't gone that route yet.


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