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The authors have gone into a lot of detail while covering these topics.
I would expect a so called "pro" book to atleast cover good details of something which is not easily available in API doc.
If you are familiar with Java programming I would recommend this as a great first book for Android development.
The book has extensive description, it give a good base for understand key concepts of Android 3 and start programing apps for this great platform.Published 19 months ago by Elmer Churata
A big mess. Occasional flashes of usefulness. But mostly no better than searching for example code in github. Not as well-written as other books and badly organized. Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by Rajdeveloper
The book is very detailed in each chapter. I like the listing of the different functions and methods in the index. This is a great reference for any Android development.Published on May 3, 2012 by TCommenter3
The authors explain in exceptional detail the topics covered and all important topics are covered. I have owned this book for 6+ months. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by pat26
This book is really a waste of your money and the space on your shelf. I bought this book to learn some advanced programming tips and tricks of Android. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Ahmed Shakil
I've gone through the first 14 chapters of this book and really like the order that concepts have been introduced and the examples provided. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by J.T.
The book begins well. Before long the text, diagrams, and examples become sloppy and off-point at best. Later chapters are not tied back to earlier topics. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by Patrick Logan
This book is terrible. I was hoping to get a refresher + real world application development knowledge, and I received neither. Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by Seantron
This book start correctly with the standard and interesting introduction. My first disappointment was the presentation of activity life cycle description: the state graph was... Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by jrg