Chapter 10Connecting to the World

Over the next few chapters, we’ll cover more advanced topics such as network access and location-based services. You can write many useful applications without these features, but going beyond the basic features of Android will really help you add value to your programs, giving them much more functionality with a minimum of effort.

What do you use your mobile phone for? Aside from making calls, more and more people are using their phones as mobile Internet devices. Already, mobile phones and tablets have surpassed desktop computers as the number-one way to connect to the Internet.[69]

Android phones are well equipped for the connected world of the mobile Internet. First, Android provides a full-featured web ...

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