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By F. Ableson, et. al.,

Android in motion, 3rd version is a accomplished educational for Android builders. This fast moving ebook places you within the drivers seat - youll grasp the SDK, construct WebKit apps utilizing HTML five, or even learn how to expand or exchange Androids integrated gains through construction priceless and exciting examples.
About the Technology
When it involves cellular apps, Android can do nearly whatever, and with this publication, so are you able to! Android, Googles well known cellular working method and SDK for drugs and shrewdpermanent telephones, is the broadest cellular platform to be had. it truly is Java-based, HTML5-aware, and loaded with the good points todays cellular clients demand.
About this Book
Android in motion, 3rd version takes you a long way past «Hello Android.» Youll grasp the SDK, construct WebKit apps utilizing HTML five, or even discover ways to expand or change Androids integrated positive aspects. Youll locate fascinating examples on each web page as you discover cross-platform pictures with RenderScript, the up-to-date notification approach, and the local improvement equipment. This booklet additionally introduces very important pill strategies like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the motion Bar, all new in Android 3.
Whats Inside
Covers Android 3.x
SDK and WebKit improvement from the floor up
Driving a robotic with Bluetooth and sensors
Image processing with local C code
This e-book is written for hobbyists and builders. A history in Java is beneficial. No previous adventure with Android is thought.

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As new accessories appear on the market, drivers can be written at the Linux level to provide support, just as on other Linux platforms. This architecture is already demonstrating its value; Android devices are already available on distinct hardware platforms. HTC, Motorola, and others have released Android-based devices built on their respective hardware platforms. User applications, as well as core Android applications, are written in Java and are compiled into byte codes. Byte codes are interpreted at runtime by an interpreter known as a virtual machine (VM).

Android is an ambitious undertaking, even for Google, a company of seemingly boundless resources and moxie—and they’re getting the job done. Within a span of three years, Android has seen numerous major software releases, the release of multiple handsets across most major mobile carriers in the global market, and most recently the introduction of Android-powered tablets. Now that you’ve got an introduction to what Android is, let’s look at the why and where of Android to provide some context and set the perspective for Android’s introduction to the marketplace.

In this case, the label attribute is obtained from the string resource identified as app_name. ) This application’s lone Activity contains a single IntentFilter definition. The IntentFilter used here is the most common IntentFilter seen in Android applications. MAIN indicates that this is an entry point to the application. 6. It’s possible to have multiple Activity elements in a manifest file (and thereby an application), with zero or more of them visible in the launcher window. 5, other common tags are as follows:  The tag represents a Service.

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