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Which device is recommended to beginners?

Rogerio Kioshi
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Hi,

I'm a Java programmer but not used to program with Mobiles.
Which device would recommend for a person who is beginning and want to learn?
I'd like a simpler device (not too expensive) to start.

Thank you.


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Mark L. Murphy
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I'm a Java programmer but not used to program with Mobiles.
Which device would recommend for a person who is beginning and want to learn?
I'd like a simpler device (not too expensive) to start.


Today, for Android, you have two choices: the T-Mobile G1 and the ADP1 (Android Developer Phone). Both are high-end phones. In fact, I am not aware of Android being available for "not too expensive" phones in the near future.

My sincere hope is that an ASUS EeePhone, should they come out with one, will be unlocked and inexpensive.

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Ulf Dittmer
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Some devices were mentioned in this topic. But to start development you only need the Android SDK, which runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.


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Linda Pan
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If you are programming on Windows is there like an 'emulator' for mobile testing?
Rohan Dhruva
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You don't really need a device to develop applications. The SDK bundles an emulator, which will cover all the needs. In fact, the emulator is even more useful than a single device, because you can emulate a wide range of "devices" using it.


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Mark L. Murphy wrote:
I'm a Java programmer but not used to program with Mobiles.
Which device would recommend for a person who is beginning and want to learn?
I'd like a simpler device (not too expensive) to start.


Today, for Android, you have two choices: the T-Mobile G1 and the ADP1 (Android Developer Phone). Both are high-end phones. In fact, I am not aware of Android being available for "not too expensive" phones in the near future.

My sincere hope is that an ASUS EeePhone, should they come out with one, will be unlocked and inexpensive.


That means if I buy a G Mobile, I can use it to run the applications that I develop using Android?


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Mark L. Murphy
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That means if I buy a G Mobile, I can use it to run the applications that I develop using Android?


If you buy a T-Mobile G1, you can run Android applications that you create. I do it all the time as part of testing.
 
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