Today I was reading a job circular that came into our internal yahoo group. It stated
Android developer needed with 4-5 years of experience.
I am not a developer with that amount of experience. I have started to learn android recently. The point here that caught my eyes is 4-5 years. I thought android is very new. No one should have 4 years experience. So I google to find the history of android. And found this on ctoedge.com,
The Android SDK was first issued as an “early look” release in November 2007. In September 2008, T-Mobile announced the availability of T-Mobile G1, the first smartphone based on the Android platform. A few days after that, Google announced the availability of Android SDK Release Candidate 1.0. In October 2008, Google made the source code of the Android platform available under Apache’s open source license.
Now could you tell me what type of programmers would have 4-5 years of experience in this March, 2012? Do they really exists?
To me its something like Experienced Java programmer needed with 18-20 years of experience