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The Android™ Tablet Developer’s Cookbook by B.M. Harwani

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Introduction

Android is the Google’s open source and free Java-based platform for mobile development. Tablets are getting more popular every day. They are gadgets that fall between smartphones and personal computers. They have faster processors than smartphones but much less processing power than computers. They are handy and lightweight. From a tablet, you can watch videos, listen to music, surf the Web, make calls over Wi-Fi networks, read electronic documents, play games, and launch apps.

An Android tablet is a touch-screen, mobile device that runs the Android operating system. Google fueled the development of Android tablets with the release of Android 3.0 SDK. Actually, Android 3.0 SDK was designed with tablets in mind (that is, larger screen ...

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