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Frustrating lazy update to previous edition
on 4 November 2012
I have this and the previous edition on Kindle.
I'm feeling a little conned at the moment. The previous version was pretty good, and I thought this would be a useful update for all things 4, but actually it's gone backward in some ways.
First, it's gone black and white. All the colour illustrations are now monochrome. It's a small thing I know, but distracting, especially when skimming through it looking for the new stuff.
Then there's the new stuff. Well, they added a 4 to the front. Everything else though is pretty much as it was. For example, all the screen shots in the opening chapter about installing Eclipse and the Android SDK are from the previous book, so relate to version 2. This is not a small thing, it's lazy and means rather than having a nice little tutorial you're going to end up guessing which bits to install.
So generally a good book, nice beginner level, but I'll probably ask for a refund as it doesn't offer anything not in the colour original.