Android in Action, Second Edition
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W. Frank Ableson, Robi Sen, and Chris King

January 2011 | 592 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781935182726

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When it comes to mobile apps, Android can do almost anything—and with this book, so can you! Android runs on mobile devices ranging from smart phones to tablets to countless special-purpose gadgets. It's the broadest mobile platform available.

Android in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive tutorial for Android developers. Taking you far beyond "Hello Android," this fast-paced book puts you in the driver's seat as you learn important architectural concepts and implementation strategies. You'll master the SDK, build WebKit apps using HTML 5, and even learn to extend or replace Android's built-in features by building useful and intriguing examples.


This book is written for hobbyists and developers. A background in Java is helpful—no prior experience with Android is assumed.


Frank Ableson is a writer, product strategist, and mobile developer. Robi Sen specializes in new products, and Chris King is a senior mobile engineer.


“If you are looking for a book that is promising enough to take you not only through the basics of Android but to the next level, this is it. Android in action, covers graphics, multimedia, bluetooth and sensors, localization and app widgets apart from the quintessential fundamentals of android programming. Android development has been fun and easy after reading the book.”
Abhay Gupta

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