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A great start for beginners,
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This review is from: Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform (Pragmatic Programmers) (Paperback)
Being an established software developer by trade, and deciding relatively recently to explore the world of Android development, I recently purchased Hello, Android (third edition).
I absolutely recommend this book to anyone just beginning to dip their toes into the Android waters.
By beginning with the installation and configuration of the Android SDK, as well as Eclipse toolset, then continuing to progress through the production of an Android application (in this case, a Sudoku game), this book ends with you having garnered a very comprehensive knowledge of Android development... from project structures, to producing layouts and the various XML schemas, to OpenGL graphics (2D and 3D), to debugging and final build/deployment on Android Market.
You could not ask for a better introduction to Android development!
Worth your money, worth your time, worth booking a day off work, or taking a day at the weekend, to learn and have fun.