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Want to learn how to program on Android?


Tomorrow, February 1st, the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, will be announcing six new training courses dedicated to the development of Linux-based mobile operating systems Android and MeeGo.

What with Android seeing 2,000 percent growth in tabletsaccording to Strategy Analytics, there’s a lot of Android programming work coming. This growth, I might add, came before most Android tablets were even out. The real rush of Android tablets to the market won’t happen until later this year.

On top of that, IDC estimates that 17 million tablets were shipped worldwide in 2010, and that in 2011 there will be 44.6 million tablets shipped. Sure a lot of those will be iPads but many of them are also going to be powered by Android.

Let me also point out that Strategy Analytics wasn’t even looking at the smartphone market. Both in homes and in businesses, Android phones is making a real war of it with Apple’s iPhone.

If you want to be a programmer-solider on the in that war on the Android side, you need to know Android. That’s why the Linux Foundation will be offering three new Android classes:

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