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Get thoroughly up to speed on Android programming, and learn how to create up-to-date user experiences for both handsets and tablets. With this book’s extensively revised second edition, you’ll focus on Android tools and programming essentials, including best practices for using Android 4 APIs.

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Average Rating: 2.5714285714285716 out of 5 rating Based on 14 Ratings

"Good book" - by Anonymous on 08-NOV-2013
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Covers most of the aspects for an android app
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"Bad structure, bad explanations" - by Daniele on 12-JUL-2013
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This book starts with lot of theory without practical examples.
The few lines of code included are difficult to understand (and possibly wrong).

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"Layouts been rated" - by Jeremy on 10-APR-2013
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Those reviews based on the layout are really childish. If one rating has been given for the layout why punish the author if its a good book?
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"Pretty awesome" - by Lally Singh on 26-DEC-2012
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I went through a few completely terrible android books to find this.  It's pretty fantastic.  I got productive in android after this (and dumping eclipse for the command line).

I first bought the PDF ebook, and later subscribed to safari.  The layout is perfectly good in both.  Whatever problems there may have been in the past, I don't see any now.

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"Great book, up to date." - by adrianm on 06-DEC-2012
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I'm not new to mobile, but am new to Android. I found the book easy to read and understand.

Layout online is absolutely fine, so either Safari fixed it, or I know what I'm doing :)

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