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Sams Teach Yourself Android Game Programming in 24 Hours by Jonathan S. Harbour

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Hour 1. Introducing Android 4

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

• New features in Android 4

History of the platform

Android hardware specifications

• Dev system requirements

The first four hours are very hands-on with step-by-step tutorials on setting up the Android SDK using two development environments: NetBeans and Eclipse. We will go over the steps to configure either Eclipse or NetBeans (your choice) for Android development.

This hour begins our exploration of game programming on Google’s new smartphone platform, Android 4. There are two versions currently in circulation at the time of this writing: 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with additional sub-versions expected in the coming year. Android 4 feels like a whole new ...

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