This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
I very recently did the same and they have a notepad example which is really good for getting to grips with the Android lifecycle and developing on the android in general. I highly recommend going through this before you attempt trying to build any apps.