I am new to the Android platform, but a few weeks ago I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile phone running Android 2.3.3 (gingerbread) and I absolutely love it. It has gotten me really interested in developing applications for it and as I already have experience writing applications in Java from my university days the learning curve should be pretty small.
All that’s really needed to get started is:
- A Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Eclipse
- The JAVA Software Development Kit (SDK) – The latest version is JDK version 7
- The Android SDK available here
Wish me luck!