click to
look inside
Look inside
FREE
You can see this entire book for free.
Click the table of contents to start reading.
ASK me anything...
we'll search our titles
to answer your question

Android in Action, Third Edition you own this product

W. Frank Ableson, Robi Sen, Chris King and C. Enrique Ortiz
  • November 2011
  • ISBN 9781617290503
  • 664 pages
  • printed in black & white

placing your order...

Don't refresh or navigate away from the page.
eBook Our eBooks come in Kindle, ePub, and DRM-free PDF formats + liveBook, our enhanced eBook format accessible from any web browser. $29.99 $39.99 you save $10 (25%)
Android in Action, Third Edition (eBook) added to cart
continue shopping
go to cart

print book Receive a print copy shipped to your door + the eBook in Kindle, ePub, & PDF formats + liveBook, our enhanced eBook format accessible from any web browser. $37.49 $49.99 you save $12 (25%)
Prints and ships within 3-5 days
Android in Action, Third Edition (print book + eBook) added to cart
continue shopping
go to cart

free previous edition eBook included

An eBook copy of the previous edition of this book is included at no additional cost. It will be automatically added to your Manning Bookshelf within 24 hours of purchase.

Gold standard of Android training books.

Gabor Paller, Ericsson
Look inside

Android in Action, Third Edition is a comprehensive tutorial for Android developers. This fast-paced book puts you in the driver's seat—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.

about the technology

When it comes to mobile apps, Android can do almost anything—and with this book, so can you! Android, Google's popular mobile operating system and SDK for tablets and smart phones, is the broadest mobile platform available. It is Java-based, HTML5-aware, and loaded with the features today's mobile users demand.

about the book

Android in Action, Third Edition takes you far beyond "Hello Android." You'll master the SDK, build WebKit apps using HTML 5, and even learn to extend or replace Android's built-in features. You'll find interesting examples on every page as you explore cross-platform graphics with RenderScript, the updated notification system, and the Native Development Kit. This book also introduces important tablet concepts like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the Action Bar, all new in Android 3.

what's inside

  • Covers Android 3.x
  • SDK and WebKit development from the ground up
  • Driving a robot with Bluetooth and sensors
  • 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 and Robi Sen are entrepreneurs focused on mobile and web products, and on novel wireless technologies, respectively. Chris King is a senior mobile engineer and C. Enrique Ortiz a mobile technologist, developer, and author.

FREE domestic shipping on orders of three or more print books

Still the best single book for both beginners and experts.

Matthew Johnson, Sabaki Engineering

Fully covers most Android tablet functionalities.

Loïc Simon, SII
RECENTLY VIEWED