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Examples use a lot of features depreciated in Android 3,
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This review is from: Beginning Android 4 Application Development (Paperback)
Many examples use methods depreciated in Android 3. The examples still work, and you can turn off the warnings in Eclipse if you want. In some cases the depreciated methods might have been chosen for simplicity, but I don't think this is the case with most. I think at the least the book should mention that "it's not the way to do it now" and at least mention the method or class to use.
Having said that, all the examples I have tried so far work, and if you choose to look up how the coding should be done using your search engine, and then rework the example, it's a good learning exercise.
If it wasn't for the use of depreciated methods, the book is quite good at explaining how Android applications are put together, other than the images of phone screens are very dark and in some cases it is hard to see the detail, for example in figure 3-13 it is impossible to see a check box.