The Android Developers Cookbook

Building Applications with the Android SDK

James Steele Nelson To

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Steele, James, 1971-

The Android developer's cookbook : building applications with the Android SDK / James Steele, Nelson To. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-74123-3 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 0-321-74123-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Application software—Development. 2. Android (Electronic resource) 3. Mobile computing. 4. Smartphones—Programming. 5. Operating systems ^Computers) I. To, Nelson, 1976- II. Title. QA76.76.A65S743 2011 004.1675—dc22

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