You can pay for coaching, career counseling and other help if you like, and Google is encouraging you to to move on to the Career-track Android nanodegree if you see development as your calling in life. It'll even give you a scholarship for that mini-degree if you're one of the first 50 people to complete the Basics course. No, Google isn't giving things away out of sheer generosity (it wants to foster the next big Android hit). However, this is still an important gesture. While many operating system creators will gladly give you the tools to get started, it's rare that they show you how to use those tools when you're an absolute rookie.