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Google in collaboration with Udacity launches a new Android programming course for beginners – Android Basics Nanodegree

When US President Obama asked America to learn Computer Science and kicked off the “Hour of Code” in 2014, he advised everyone to start learning “How to code” as that is what the future is.

Google also wants everyone to learn “how to program” for its Android platform.

Starting today, the Google Android Basics Nanodegree class is available on the online learning platform Udacity. It’s the first of its Android nano-degree class specially designed by Google for people with no programming experience or computer degree.

“Google, in partnership with Udacity, is making Android development accessible and understandable to everyone, so that regardless of your background, you can learn to build apps that improve the lives of people around you,” Shanea King-Roberson, program manager at Google, said in a blog post.

This new series of courses will teach everyone how to build simple Android apps. It focuses on teaching the layouts, interactivity, multi-screen apps, connecting to the Internet and data storage and lot more in a very effective, easy to learn method.

The course requires 165 hours, about 4 hours a day for 42 days, to be completed.

The first 50 students to complete the Android Basics Nano-degree will also be awarded with a full scholarship to continue the Career-Track Android Developer Nano-degree.

Want to code?. Get started at Google Android Basics Nanodegree class today.

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Written by Hisham Sarwar

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