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Android in Action, Second Edition

W. Frank Ableson, Robi Sen, and Chris King
  • January 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182726
  • 592 pages

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A deep dive into Android 2. Outstanding!

Frank Wang, Digital Velocity LLC
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When it comes to mobile apps, Android can do almost anything&mdash: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.

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  • Android 2 from the ground up
  • SDK and web development
  • Drive a robot via Bluetooth and Sensors
  • Integrate with Social Media Contacts
  • Image processing with native C code

about the reader

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

about the author

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

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Invaluable examples. A worthy update.

Ben Ogden, Whiteboard Federal

Android from A to Z!

Loïc Simon, SII

I rate this book a G—great for geeks.

Steve Prior, geekster.com

Best coverage of Android.

Jérôme Bâton, Consultant
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