by Marko Gargenta
Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2010
If you're new to the Android mobile operating system, Learning Android is the perfect way to master the fundamentals. Written by an expert who's taught Android to thousands of people in large organizations, this gentle introduction shows you how to use Android's basic building blocks to develop user interfaces, store data, and more.
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by Mark L. Murphy - CommonsWare
This is the single most comprehensive and current book on Android programming, from getting your first project started to advanced topics like integrating maps, encrypted databases, and integrating with other applications.
by Zigurd Mednieks, at al. - O'Reilly Media
This authoritative guide shows experienced application developers what they need to program for the Android -- 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.
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.