Android combines the ubiquity of cell phones, the excitement of open source software, and the corporate backing of Google and other Open Handset Alliance members. The result is a mobile platform you can’t afford not to learn. This second edition is completely updated for Android 1.5 (Cupcake) and Android 1.6 (Donut).
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This book is currently out of print.
About this Book
- 272 pages
- Release: P2.0 (2010-01-04)
- ISBN: 978-1-93435-649-4
This book has been replaced by the Third Edition
Comments and Reviews
I’ve read several books on Android from cover to cover, and skimmed several others, and ‘Hello, Android’ is hands-down the best introduction to Android development.
—Gabor Paller Senior Software Architect OnRelay, Ltd.
I remember when I first started to work with Android; it was like a huge maze. With this book, the introduction would have been much less painful. I am convinced that by reading this book new Android programmers will have an easier start.
—Mark Murphy Founder CommonsWare
Ed Burnette covers an impressive amount of ground in a nicely compact book while retaining the popular Pragmatic style. For the material on 2D and 3D graphics alone, this is worthy of a spot in any Android developer’s library.
—Anthony Stevens Founder and CTO PocketJourney
This is a most excellent book: very well written, easy to read, and fun. In addition, any of Android’s quirks are explained along with just the right amount of detail to ensure quality programming principles are followed.