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Pro Android 4 by Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean

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UI Development in Android

UI development in Android is fun. It's fun because it's relatively easy. With Android, we have a simple-to-understand framework with a limited set of out-of-the-box controls. The available screen area is generally limited. Android also takes care of a lot of the heavy lifting normally associated to designing and building quality UIs. This, combined with the fact that the user usually wants to do one specific action, allows us to easily build a good UI to deliver a good user experience.

The Android SDK ships with a host of controls that you can use to build UIs for your application. Similar to other SDKs, the Android SDK provides text fields, buttons, lists, grids, and so on. In addition, Android provides a collection ...

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