Wireless Application Development

Android™ Wireless Application Development

Second Edition

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Android™ Wireless Application Development

Second Edition

Shane Conder Lauren Darcey


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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Conder, Shane, 1975-Android wireless application development / Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey. — 1st ed. p. cm.

ISBN 978-0-321-74301-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Application software—Development. 2. Android (Electronic resource) 3. Mobile computing. I. Darcey, Lauren, 1977- II. Title. QA76.76.A65C6637 2011 005.1—dc22

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