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Hello, Android, 4th Edition by Ed Burnette

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What’s New in the Fourth Edition?

The fourth edition has been updated to support all versions of Android from 4.1 through Android 5.1 and beyond. Version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is the first of what I call the “modern” versions of Android.

What Came Before

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) was the last of the old generation that worked only with phones. Version 3.0 (Honeycomb) was a major departure, but only supported tablets and saw limited adoption. (However, the Honeycomb statue at Google’s campus is arguably the best.) 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) combined the phone and tablet lines together like chocolate and vanilla but offered very little else in the way of functionality compared to 3.0.

New for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

On the other hand, version 4.1 represented ...

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