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Best Android Apps--New from O'Reilly: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders

Press release: May 26, 2010

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Sebastopol, CA—You can choose from thousands of apps to make your Android device do just about anything you can think of—and probably a few things you'd never imagine. There are so many Android apps available, in fact, that it's been difficult to find the best of the bunch—until now.

Best Android Apps (O'Reilly Media, $19.99 USD) leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features.

Flip through the book to browse their suggestions, or head directly to the category of your choice to find the best apps to use at work, on the town, at play, at home, or on the road.

Discover great Android apps that will help you:

  • Juggle tasks
  • Connect with friends
  • Play games
  • Organize documents
  • Explore what's nearby
  • Get in shape
  • Travel the world
  • Find new music
  • Dine out
  • Manage your money
...and much more!

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Mike Hendrickson is the Associate Publisher at O'Reilly Media, where he enjoys analytics, talking with tech innovators, and discovering new gadgets. He's interested in how technology can be fused with social interactions, health, politics, and the environment.

Brian Sawyer is an editor for O'Reilly's Head First division. He's also served as lead editor for the company's popular Hacks series, editor for Make: Books, and contributing editor to Craft magazine. When not writing about technology, he trains for marathons with the help of his favorite Android apps (see page 96).

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Best Android Apps
Mike Hendrickson & Brian Sawyer
ISBN: 978-1-4493-8255-1, 240 pages,
Book Price: $19.99 USD, Ebook Price: $15.99 USD
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