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New to android

Ashwin Nair

Joined: Feb 03, 2011
Posts: 9

Hi I am new to android and I was thinking to get to know a bit about android using the book, Hello Android 3rd Edition.
I know that Android is constantly being updated.
My main question is the 3rd edition covers android versions 1.5 to 2.2, so is there any necessity fr me to learn about the previous versions or is it ok if I start directly from 1.5?
I mean will I miss anything important if I do that.
Thank you.
Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5852

I am not sure what the size is of the pre-1.5 Android market, but if I recall correctly it was the 1.6 release that caused Android to take off. So I would not worry about coding for any releases earlier than that.

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Ashwin Nair

Joined: Feb 03, 2011
Posts: 9

Thanks a lot for the clarification Peter
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
For anything you're starting now I would not bother to support versions below 2.1:
I agree. Here's the link:
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