Is Java programming sufficient to develop apps for Android?


As I asked, is Java programming sufficient to develop apps for Android such as 2D games or media players? I used Eclipse to make a few apps from tutorials online but I don’t understand the codes, is it Java that is used to make apps or is it some other programming language made specifically for Android?
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Thank you, Turd Furguson! You have the “Best answer” just as soon as I can choose it.

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3 Responses to “Is Java programming sufficient to develop apps for Android?”

  1. Turd Furguson said:

    Android = Java.
    iPhone = Objective C.

    That being said, Java is absolutely sufficient for developing Android applications.

  2. Colanth said:

    Understanding the code is the most important. Java is secondary. (If you understand programming you can learn a language. Understanding a language doesn’t teach you programming.)

    If you’re at the point that you can copy things from the web and make them compile, you’re about 2-5 years of study from being able to write apps yourself. Serious study. If you expect to be turning out Android apps in a few weeks, you’re only fooling yourself.

  3. deonejuan said:

    I use NetBeans. Android is something I plan on pursuing in earnest before the end of 1st quarter of 2011. As I understand it, a style of Java coding is compiled against Android classes and that in turn makes javascript-style calls on the Android engine, which is pretty clever. I can think of several things I want to do besides SmartPhones after I get into Android.


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