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Mobile developers — including Android developers — face common challenges when communicating with remote services. Tasks that are straightforward on a local network or even the wired Internet — using a remote service or requesting remote data — can have all sorts of subtle pitfalls in a mobile environment. Attempting to use the network efficiently while synchronizing data between mobile platforms and backend web services adds additional headaches. Among the key challenges that Android developers face are these:
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