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Professional Android 2 Application Development

Providing concise and compelling examples Professional Android 2 Application Development is an updated and expanded guide that lets developers quickly construct real-world mobile applications for Android phones using version 2.1 of the Android SDK.

Some of the most important features introduced (or significantly revised for version 2) include:

  • Creating widgets, Live Folders, and Live Wallpaper.
  • Revised Bluetooth, telephony, and networking APIs.
  • Revised Sensor API for using the accelerometer and compass.
  • An updated look at how to create and use background Services and Alarms.
  • Using the camera, microphone, and multimedia services
  • An expanded look at external resources
  • Using the new Contacts API

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