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"Hello, Android 3rd Ed" for Android 2.2

July 21, 2010

We’re delighted to report that Hello, Android 3rd Ed is now in print and shipping.. Android is a growing powerhouse, and for good reason.

Google’s Android lets you write Java programs that run on any compatible cell phone in the world. The power of Open Source meets the ubiquity of mobile computing—it’s a combination you can’t afford to ignore.

Author Ed Burnette says, “Because of its open source heritage and backing from dozens of different vendors, I believe Android will dominate the market for native phone apps in the years to come. There’s already a tremendous demand for Android programmers, and it’s just going to keep growing.” But as with most new technologies, changes to Android come fast and furious.

Hello, Android, 3rd Edition will get you started in the right direction. This new third edition covers all Android versions from Android 1.5 to the latest Android 2. Every page and example was reviewed and updated for compatibility with the latest versions. Freshly added material covers installing applications to the SD card, supporting multi-touch, and creating live wallpaper. You’ll also find plenty of real-world advice on how to support all the Android versions in use today—everything from Donut (Android 1.5) to FroYo (Android 2.2) and beyond.

Within minutes, Hello, Android will get you started creating your first working application: Android’s version of “Hello, World.” From there, you’ll build up a more substantial example: an Android Sudoku game. By gradually adding features to the game, you’ll learn the basics of Android programming. You’ll also see how to build in audio and video support, add graphics using 2D and 3D OpenGL, network with web pages and web services, and store data with SQLite. You’ll also learn how to publish your applications to the Android Market.

Ed continues, “Android and iPhone are the top mobile platforms right now. They have made mobile web browsing, games, and other apps accessible to everyone. It only takes one or two developers to produce some really amazing and valuable content, and get that in front of users who may be willing to pay for it. The iPhone had a head start, but Android is on the verge of surpassing it in terms of both market share and mind share. So now is a great time to get started.”

If you’d rather be coding than reading about coding, this book is for you.

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