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Xamarin Studio for Android Programming: A C# Cookbook by Mathieu Nayrolles

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Exploring Jelly Bean

For the next four recipes, we will introduce the features of Jelly Beans that each major version of Android brought. Depending on how far you want your application to be retro-compatible, you might want to know which feature came with each version. In this particular recipe, we will tackle the features proposed by Android 4.1—Jelly Bean—which was released in July 2012. The different versions of JellyBean spanning from Android 4.1 to Android 4.3 is the operating system of 37% of the Android phones as of July 2015.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, create a new project called JellyBean and create a new AVD running Android 4.1 to deploy your code. In order to create an AVD running Android 4.1, you'll need to download and install ...

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