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Beginning Android 3 by Mark Murphy

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Chapter 48. Dealing with Devices

Android is "free as in beer" for device manufacturers, as it is an open source project. Hence, device manufacturers have carte blanche to do what they want with Android as they put it on their devices. This means a breadth of choices for device users, who can choose among Android devices in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. This also means developers have some device differences and idiosyncrasies to take into account.

This chapter will give you some tips and advice for dealing with these device-specific issues, to go along with the screen size material in Chapter 25.

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Originally, the only Android device was the T-Mobile G1. Hence, if you were writing an Android application, ...

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