Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform
Google's Android is shaking up the mobile market in a big way. With Android, you can write programs that run on any compatible cell phone or tablet in the world. It's a mobile platform you can't afford not to learn, and this book gets you started. Hello, Android has been updated to Android 2.3.3, with revised code throughout to reflect this updated version. That means that the book is now up-to-date for tablets such as the Kindle Fire. All examples were tested for forwards and backwards compatibility on a variety of devices and versions of Android from 1.5 to 4.0. (Note: the Kindle Fire does not support home screen widgets or wallpaper, so those samples couldn't be tested on the Fire.)
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I've tried other "advanced" books on android but never follow completely, losing track after the first few chapters. This book really explains in a very methodical manner. It lays the foundation on which the more advanced books can be understood. Highly recommended even though android 2.3.3 is 3 or 4 years outdated. It's kitkat 4.4.2 now.
fairly good given for the beginning of the book. well demonstrates the activity life cycle.