In this article, Developer.com traces the history of Android from a developer’s perspective. The number of Android devices in use is exploding rapidly, with 100,000 new devices activated per day. In addition, developers have created more than 50,000 apps for the Android Market, which helps to ensure that the platform will thrive.
The latest SDK, Android 2.2, is actually the eighth release in the last 18 months to have its own API Level number. It offers considerable benefits to developers, most notably the support of Flash. That support means that Android devices can now access millions of Web apps created with the Adobe technology, in addition to the apps created specifically for Android.
The release also includes more personalization and customization capabilities, better messaging features, a more polished user interface, and some of the best development tools available.