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Web Geek’s Guide to the Android™-Enabled Phone by Prasanna Amirthalingam, Bill Zimmerly, Jerri Ledford

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Part I. Devices

In this part:

• The Theory of the Android Phone

• Getting to Know Android Phones

• Basic Use of Your Android Phone

Internet buzz about the Android platform has intensified since the first mention of it slipped out in July 2005, when Google acquired a small company named Android. A year later, amid cries that Android could be the best mobile platform ever, the first Android-based phone was released. And here we are today.

This part of the book looks at some of the (short) history of the Android platform. Chapter 1, “The Theory of the Android Phone,” lays down the foundation for why Google even got involved in the mobile platform.

The next two chapters—Chapter 2, “Getting to Know Android Phones,” and Chapter 3, “Basic Use ...

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