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Beginning Android 2 by Mark L. Murphy

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Chapter 38

Handling PlatformChanges

Android will continue to rapidly evolve over the next few years. Perhaps, in time, the rate of change will decline some. However, for the here and now, you should assume that there will be significant Android releases every 6 to 12 months, and changes to the lineup of possible Android hardware on an ongoing basis. So, while right now, the focus of Android is phones, soon you will see Android netbooks, Android tablets, Android media players, and so on.

Many of these changes will have little impact on your existing code. However, some will necessitate at least new rounds of testing for your applications, and perhaps changes to those applications based on the test results.

This chapter covers a number of the ...

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