Beginning Android Tablet Application Development

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 22, 2011 - Computers - 256 pages
A full-color, fast-paced introduction to developing tablet applications using Android

The new release of Android 3 brings the full power of Android to tablet computing and this hands-on guide offers an introduction to developing tablet applications using this new Android release. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee explains how Android 3 is specifically optimized for tablet computing and he details Android's tablet-specific functions. Beginning with the basics, this book moves at a steady pace to provide everything you need to know to begin successfully developing your own Android tablet applications.

  • Serves as a full-color, hands-on introduction to developing tablet applications with the new Android 3
  • Offers a helpful overview of Android 3 programming for tablets
  • Details the components of Android tablet applications
  • Highlights ways to build the Android user interface for tablets, create location-based services, publish Android applications, use Eclipse for Android development, and employ the Android emulator

Beginning Android Tablet Application Development is an ideal starting point for getting started with using Android 3 to develop tablet applications.


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This is a fantastic book for those who want to learn about Android 3 (Honeycomb). If you're already a seasoned Android developer and want to build or port your applications to tablet devices I highly recommend reading Beginning Android Tablet Application Development.


Android User Interface
SMS Messaging and Networking
Publishing Android Applications
Using the Android Emulator
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Wei-Meng Lee is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions (, a technology company that specializes in hands-on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies. He writes extensively for online publications and magazines and is the author of Beginning iOS 4 Application Development, Beginning Android Application Development, and many other technology books and articles.

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