Introduction

The Android open platform, which was introduced in 2007, is now in more than 50 million devices. The application store statistics show billions of downloads. It has literally conquered the mobile handset market, overtaking many established players. It is also expanding beyond mobile platforms into unique products such as the Android Stick, which converts a normal TV to a smart one.

If you are a developer who works on embedded systems, there is no escape from this ever-growing platform. This inevitability creates a need for good reference books for engineers who are interested in getting started with Android. There are many books in the market covering Android application programming and its development environment. If you are looking ...

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