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Sams Teach Yourself Android™ Application Development in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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Hour 1. Getting Started with Android

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

A brief history of the Android platform

Familiarizing yourself with Eclipse

Creating Android projects

Running and debugging applications

Android is the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. Developers enjoy a comprehensive software development kit, with ample tools for developing powerful, feature-rich applications. The platform is open source, relying on tried-and-true open standards developers will be familiar with. And best of all, there are no costly barriers to entry for developers: no required fees. (A modest fee is required to publish on third-party distribution mechanisms such as the Android Market.) Android developers have numerous options for distributing ...

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