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1.7. Summary

Welcome to Android. We hope that our rapid-fire introduction here has whet your appetite and that you’re more eager than ever to learn and create. After all, developers building quality applications is what the Android ecosystem is trying to empower, and what drives the entire platform forward.

At this point in our journey, you should have a solid understanding of what Android is and some of the motivation behind its creation. Android has a recurring theme, as we’ve seen—it’s open. The platform is open and can be used by anyone. Its code is open and can be tailored to meet different needs. Even its tools are open and give developers the freedom of choice when it comes to how they’ll develop their applications. The importance of this aspect can’t be understated; it’s what sets Android apart.


  

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