The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tabletscreates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're anexperienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Androidapps right away with this professional guide to Android 4application development. Written by one of Google's lead Androiddeveloper advocates, this practical book walks you through a seriesof hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the AndroidSDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4,including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct,NFC Beam, and more.
This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, andUI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you canthen use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.
Reto Meier is Google's Android Developer Relations Tech Lead. He has been involved in Android development since the initial release in 2007.