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Pro Android 3 by Sayed Y. Hashimi, Dave MacLean, Satya Komatineni

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Preface

Have you ever wanted to be a Rodin? Sitting with a chisel and eroding away a block of rock to mold it to your vision? Well, mainstream programmers have kept away from the severely constrained mobile devices for fear of being unable to chiselout at a workable application. Those times have passed.

Android OS places the incredible reach of a programmable device at your door step. In this book we want to positively confirm your suspicion that Android is a great OS to program with. If you are a Java programmer, you have a great opportunity to profit from this exciting, capable, general-purpose computing platform. We are excited about Android because it is an advanced platform that introduces a number of new paradigms in framework design (even ...

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