by Zigurd Mednieks, at al.
Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2012
Number of pages: 564
This authoritative guide shows experienced application developers what they need to program for the Android operating system -- the core building blocks, how to put those blocks together, and how to build compelling apps that work on a full range of Android devices.
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by Neil Smyth - Techotopia
This book teaches the skills necessary to develop Android applications using the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment and the Android 4.4 Software Development Kit. The book provides the steps necessary to set up an Android environment.
by Jonathan Stark - O'Reilly Media
by Nicolas Gramlich - anddev.org
This book on Android programming was written for developers who have worked with Java before and want to start developing for the Android Platform. The author made this as much 'hands on' as possible, placing example codes everywhere it fit.
The book prepares you to take the exam for the Associate Android Developer Certification. You learn basic Android programming concepts and build a variety of apps, starting with Hello World and working your way up to apps that use loaders.