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Beginning Android 3 by Mark Murphy

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Preface

Welcome to the Book!

Thanks for your interest in developing applications for Android! Increasingly, people will access Internet-based services using so-called "nontraditional" means, such as mobile devices. The more we do in that space now, the more that people will help invest in that space to make it easier to build more powerful mobile applications in the future. Android is new—Android-powered devices first appeared on the scene in late 2008—but it has already grown tremendously, matching or exceeding the market share of any competing mobile OS.

And, most of all, thanks for your interest in this book! I sincerely hope you find it useful and at least occasionally entertaining.

Prerequisites

If you are interested in programming for Android, ...

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