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gurpeet singh
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i am a java server side developer but i have a passion for android. after lot of searching from here and there i have came to conclusion that one book by reto meer is really good. i have both Professional Android 2 Application Development - Meier - Wrox (2010) and Professional Android 4 Application Development - Meier - Wrox (2010). i would like to know from which book to start. is it like that android 4 books covers topics related to android 4 and does not start from the basics ? please help ?

Also can you please suggest another book too which covers android from beginner level to advanced level ? thanks in advance
Aniruddh Joshi
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Its always sufficient to study the latest version of a technology.
For example we don't teach somebody java 1.4 any more. Specially when you're starting fresh, its good to begin from the latest version.
And like most other books, I thing this one will mention if a feature is new in Android 4.


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gurpeet singh
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Thanks Aniruddh for the reply. Will go for Android 4 book then.
gurpeet singh
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And Anirudh can you suggest one more book which is really worth reading. covers pretty much everything from basic to advanced ? thanks
Aniruddh Joshi
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How about online documentation from google?
p.s. am not an Android guru.
gurpeet singh
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yes online documentation they say is really good but once you have mastered the basics. a book certainly helps as it feels like a teacher , documentation does not give that feel. if there is any book apart from reto meyer then please tell me. i read hello android few months ago but did not liked it, though i read 60-70 pages only .
Nick Johnson
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1. Hello, Android
2. Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours
3. Android Application Development All-in-one for Dummies
4. Beginning Android Tablet Development
5. Professional Android 2 Application Development

Go through these books, it help help you surely................
Ulf Dittmer
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That sounds fishy: a book published in 2010 can't possibly cover Android 4.0 (which came out late in 2011). Make sure it includes what you're looking for.

For up to date Android information, following the Android Developer's Blog is crucial.
 
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