What's a good Android development book for beginners?

bralphye

My company wants us to start providing our services through Android apps. What's the best book for learning Android development?

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gcstang
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I recommend looking at the Google Android site and the examples first then look at this site for the most up to date digital books

 

http://commonsware.com/

He also includes a weekly and sometimes bi-weekly forum to answer questions

afinch

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jimlynch
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Hi bralphye,

I suggest browsing Amazon.com to see what's available. I did a search and here's a link to the results page:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keyw...

There's quite a lot of books available. Here are three that might help to get you started:

Android Application Development For Dummies
http://www.amazon.com/Android-Application-Development-Dummies-Felker/dp/...

Programming Android
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Android-Zigurd-Mednieks/dp/1449389694/...

Learning Android
http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Android-Marko-Gargenta/dp/1449390501/ref=...

AppDevGuy
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You might want to start out by checking out the Android reference site

http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper%2Eandroid%2E...

 

Another good tip is to watch some videos on YouTube.

http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eyoutube%2Ecom%2F...

 

But if you're desperate to read a book, WROX makes some of the best books for developers.

Check out Beginning Android Application Development

http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Famzn%2Ecom%2F111801711...

 

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