Android 3.0 application development
Last Updated: August 18th, 2011

We're back at it again, this time with a book that will make you master of the Honeycomb development domain. Having collaborated with O'Reilly, For Dummies, and informIT before, for this giveaway we've partnered up with a fourth publishing company, Packt Publishing.

Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook

We're giving away three copies of Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook by Kyle Merrifield Mew, and luckily for you, dear aspiring developer, entering the giveaway is quite simple.

To whet your appetite, the quick-and-dirty points about the book:

Overview of Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook

  • Written for Android 3.0 but also applicable to lower versions
  • Quickly develop applications that take advantage of the very latest mobile technologies, including web apps, sensors, and touch screens
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Discover tips and tricks for varied and imaginative uses of the latest Android features

Android 3.0 application development

How To Win

This contest is now over. We have selected the winners - see if you are one of them here.

If you didn't win but are interested in reviewing the book, try contacting Sean Palanna (seanp – AT – packtpub.com) with the subject line of “Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook – Review,” and the publisher may just hook you up with a copy of the book.

Sound like something you might be interested in? All you need to do is head on over to the book page, look through the product description, and drop a line via the comments below to let us know what interests you the most about the book. Winners from the U.S. and Europe can either choose a physical copy of the book or the eBook. Users from other locales are limited to the eBook only.

The contest will close on August 16th at 11:59 p.m. PT. Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Chris Clark

    The bit about custom layouts and widgets interests me the most because I am always looking for ways to make something new and unique.

  • Adam

    this book looks awesome, especially since it covers people new to the Android dev scene (me) and experienced users. the cookbook style sounds really interesting too!

  • http://tresebrothers.blogspot.com/ Cory

    I love development cookbooks and would be happy to have a new book about the 3.x Android OS

  • http://www.r3pek.org Carlos Silva

    I just wanna be one step ahead of the "competition" (apps that do the same thing as mines do) and adapt correctly my applications for tablets. Take all and the best from the platform, the better, safer, and faster as I can helped by this CookBook :)

  • http://www.npike.net Nicholas Pike

    Would really be interested in porting on phone (Froyo and Gingerbread) apps over to GoogleTV... which of course is about to run Honeycomb :)

  • http://wahtod.org Zanshin

    Fragments still elude me. I mean, I get the general idea, but I'd like to be able to use them fluidly. Any help in getting there would help me and my users.

  • Michael

    Interested to see if the following statement is true or not:

    "This book is written to provide you with the shortest possible route between an idea and a working application"

  • Mitch Samuels

    I would love it! The entire book would be great help!

    I started with app inventor, and in the last few months I have been trying to start using eclipse.

    It would be great help, because Its nearly impossible to start developing if you have only played with java a little bit like me!

  • Jason

    I have a book on java, but I would like to learn Android apps, specifically Honeycomb since I plan on buying a tablet in the near future

  • http://www.podoco.net zach voss

    the book is pretty neat but the cover is kind of... odd. looks the the wet tail of a dog.

  • http://www.mdknight.net Ish

    I want to try "connecting applications to the Web" to make personalized or streamed cloud databases.

  • mskks64

    "Respond to your user's every move with sensor control"
    Knowing what the user is doing is very key when developing an app. This obviously is very important. Also the fact that this book is aimed at honeycomb specifically really hits the ball for me. There still aren't a whole lot of Tablet optimized apps. So if i can get the ball rolling and be one of the first to create an app before others would be awesome.

  • coggy9

    I'd like to see how to put animations in apps. There are some nice animations shown in API Demos...

  • http://smartrevu.posterous.com Wes Campbell

    "Respond to your user's every move with sensor control" that sounds pretty freaking sweet!

  • Ryan

    I'm really interested in using the book to quickly get myself up to date with honeycomb so I can further develop signal processing applications for augmented reality and wireless comms. Regardless if I win or not ill need to pick up a copy.

  • Blacksheep

    I periodically have ideas for apps, but I don't have any kind of programming/development background beyond building web sites back in the 1990s! I've always wondered if I could learn what I needed to make apps, more specifically apps that utilize GPS/map features in real time (specific idea I have). So I would love to win this book and take a crack at learning and building Android apps!

  • david bobo

    Cookbook style books are always the greatest help for me because it gives you ideas on how to implement certain features while not trying to change your specific coding style.

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    "Augment reality through camera controls"

    I REALLY need that for a multi-millions project using Augmented reality that i'm working on!!!

    it would be a nice help if i got it!

  • DT

    I love to learn how to develop apps for Android. It'll be a great help for me to start.

  • Tyler

    The whole idea of the book interests me. Coming from C#.NET and the overkill luxuries of Visual Studio I am still trying to get the hang of the way Android manages controls. This book would be a definite help.

  • http://sites.google.com/site/droidbean/ ta-kun

    I've already come across heaps of problems developing with honeycomb so desperately need some guidance/help.

  • Cristian

    Wow, I would be really interested in creating custom layouts and widgets, as well as animating the app. I find myself really struggling to update my current app, as well as apps I'm working on now, to support Honeycomb.

  • http://faculty.nwacc.edu/abaker/ Allen W. Baker

    I will be teaching a course in Android development at a local community college and am learning the process myself. I can use all the help I can get to get past the steep learning curves associated with Eclipse, Java, and Android.

  • DJ Rausch

    I want to learn about the new scrollable widgets in Honeycomb

  • Travis

    I want to be on the leading edge of developers bringing Android to the real world with ADK and Honeycomb apps, and want to be able to make rich tablet interfaces.

  • Bruce Cheek

    The part that mentioms Augmenting reality through camera controls sounds the most interesting to me

  • Mike

    I've taken a couple computer science courses and would love to try my hand at Android. This book sounds like it allows me to skip the theories and such that I already know and start programming hands-on.

  • https://plus.google.com/106162749765516789339/posts ENarcisse

    I'm most interested in the "animate your applications" part. Coming from a set of "head first Java/Android" books, I'm looking forward to checking out the cookbook approach to this.

    I hope it's a good reference and a good read! Just in case I win the drawing, I read my books in PDF format, on my phone or laptop/desktop.

    Keep up the sharing of knowledge please!

  • J.J. Quinlivan

    I've got an idea for an Android app, but wasn't sure where to start. I've used several programming languages in the past, but I've never written for a mobile platform. This book is perfect. It will help me come up to speed quickly.

  • http://twitter.com/jdnorthwest JD Northwest

    You had me at "Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook will take you straight to the information you need to get your applications up and running."

  • Sonny Green

    I'm most interested in the location sensitive apps section. I hope to write an app that will rely on learning location patters for people and coordinating those with a database of information. And so far GPS stuff has been one of the hurdles for me.

  • Robin

    It sounds very interesting to work with a book especially for Honeycomb development. I am also quite interested in the cookbook style and that every possibility of Android 3.0 is covered.

  • Sky

    iv'e been one lazy ass bastard for a long long time..but through that lazyness i have had a passion for everything android..reading apon reading upon reading of non stop android action..
    and now i wanna take my awesome imagination and android knowledge to the Next step..especially since i have a honeycomb tablet and its the future of mobile computing :)-
    ..this book looks like its something that i will use for a while to create the most awesome apps non-stop..i don't have interest in this book,i WANT this book. :)- peace out dudes!

  • DanBroChill

    I REALLY want to get into android to make games. I love the android community, and I desperately want to get into making games. I'm not new to development but I am very new to android development, I feel like this book would be perfect to start me off.I'm really interested to get into the animations and widgets chapters....so many ideas for widgets.

  • Abhinav

    I so want this ! :)

  • Sam

    What interests me most is how to make a career out of developing for all the newest Android devices.

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Aaron

    I'd like to see what their take is on what's different about 3.0 specifically. Given that I have yet to start Android application development, the "novices to experts - this is for you!" part (if true) sounds great. Good learning material *and* a reference for later? Sold.

  • Joe

    I dont need this book but if I win I would use this book soooooo much. I am an amateur dev that is slowly bringing the market apps down in quality. If you dont give me this book I will continue to make shit apps that then will cause apple to take more control of the smartphone market and lead to the eventual collapse of android police. So, I am going to say that the ball is in your court but the truth is that the ball is really a bomb and I am holding the detonator.

    Now, give me this book. I fucking deserve it. I know leave you with the wise words of Jesus; "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day...Dont give a man a book and he will fucking kill you."

    ^^that last statement was not a threat of course....or was it?

  • Craig

    Would like to begin and this seems like it would help.

  • Chad

    I have been looking to to get into android development for some time. I look at this book and see an all-in-one guide to android, exactly what I need.

  • Abhinav

    The one reason why I want this book is its for novice. Anyone like me who is looking for a book to start building apps for Android could use this book. This book will give a quick start into developing the apps and thats the reason why I want this book !!
    Fingers Crossed! :)
    Thank you AP for the give away

  • blind

    I'm actually trying to get into creating apps and the whole dev scene so I think this book would be really helpful for me to have in my arsenal.

  • MpO

    "Create touch and motion sensitive apps" is the part that interests me the most.

    My 9 year old Niece is already using an Android tablet, and these types of apps seem to be more fun for her, and I like them also. Now I am interested in creating them.

    I have started learning about Android programming from the online tutorials, and see that I need more information from books like this one.

  • OldChicagoPete

    The cookbook style definitely interests me.

  • http://oraexplorer.com Ittichai Chammavanijakul

    I'm interested in the Augment reality through camera controls. Thanks.

  • http://Www.facebook.com/shanne84 Shanne liszewski

    I have been researching development for my tablet to start developing apps to incorporate into my company to work with our new system

  • Bill

    Chapter 2: Layouts interests me. 3.0 is icing on the cake.

  • Larry

    I would love to adapt my current apps to work better with Honeycomb. Would especially love to create a scrollable widget. And fragments! I don't know where to begin with those things!

  • Ed

    If you are new to Android application development and looking for a quick start, or if you are an experienced Android developer looking for a reference guide, then this book is for you.

  • http://tablified.com Ayman

    As someone who is a bit intimidated by Android development, I think this book would be perfect for me. My favorit part of the description:

    "If you are new to Android application development and looking for a quick start, or if you are an experienced Android developer looking for a reference guide, then this book is for you. Ideally, you should know some Java and a little about mark-up languages but this is by no means necessary. This book will teach you how to write rich Android applications from scratch in no time."

    I really hope I win!

  • Dave

    "how to write rich Android applications from scratch in no time" - now that's a big call. Send me a copy and I'll let you know how it goes...please.

  • Brian

    Very interested in getting a good handle on fragments (I've only tinkered with 2.x development until now), and very keen to be able to get things Google TV compatible for the (hopefully soon to be released) honeycomb update to Google TV. Meanwhile, my Google TV is slowly making it's way to Australia from Amazon.com!

  • Todd

    Chapter 6 with the user activity has me greatly intrigued. I SO want to be able really incorporate multi-touch in to some apps I am designing. The section: Measuring motion with the accelerometer just about has me drooling!!!!

  • Garrett

    "Over 70 working recipes covering every aspect of Android development"

    I like seeing code examples. This book looks awesome!! I do app development for android but I would like a good 3.0 book so I can start focusing on Honeycomb and make some really good tablet apps.

  • ocdtrekkie

    I'm extremely interested in seeing how best to implement things like the Fragments UI and the menu bar to make a single app behave differently on a tablet and a phone.

    So many people tend to use different apps for each, even Google doing it on occasion (the Gmail, YouTube, etc. apps on Honeycomb are not the same apk as the 2.3 ones, though Maps uses 1 apk)

  • http://blog.jimsjump.com JimsJump

    As a self taught developer, I am always looking for great examples and other ways of developing great apps. With 6 apps in the market (created in my spare time at home as a hobby), I would love to increase my abilities and develop more apps for Honeycomb in particular. I am currently updating two of my apps for better usage in Honeycomb . This book would be a great addition to my library.

  • regor412

    "Augment reality through camera controls" that would make my idea even more awesome, and smooth

  • Kurt Liget

    Using the sensors to control an app sounds interesting.

  • Darren

    "Whether you are writing your first app or your hundredth, this is a book that you will come back to time and time again, with its many tips and tricks on the rich features of Android 3."

    This book sounds like the perfect way for me to get my feet wet and into Android development.

  • Jesse

    I'm currently trying to learn Android Tablet programming and this would be a HUGE help. The whole fragment layout has got me confused and connecting to the web is the way of the future.

  • Michael

    I just want to be able to make an app for android that allows me to use the controls on my beats by dre. NO app has done that yet.

  • Scot

    I really want to learn more about GUI development, especially using fragments.

  • Elvis

    The fact that its for experienced or new developers is something I think is great because I am still getting into to android development and think it would be awesome to be able to jump right into tablet development and get right in to kicking some fruit company's BUTT'S!!!

  • Graves

    I'm interested in learning as much as I can about Android development - I want to see Android developers making more than iOS developers!

  • Chris

    I want to start developing on Android but have no idea where to start. I like how the book is laid out so that you can learn topically or straight through.

  • Matthew Rice

    I want to get my head around fragments. I spend all day today trying to figure them out but really think I could use a book to guide me. I have an Android class this fall semester and a book on Honeycomb would sure be a great resource.

  • http://www.gedzis.net Gedzis

    I am young developer from Lithuania. Now I am trying to creating several apps with Google Maps. I need this book to help me to incorporate Google Maps in my application.
    Also I am one of the authors of http://www.fwd.lt website. In this site I write tutorials about Android development, so I need to find out more basic stuff from this book

  • Carlos Nossa

    Let's [...]Animate your applications[...]!

  • Raavi

    I'm interested in this book because I want to develop practical and useful applications for tablet owners. This book covers parts of the tablet programming that I want to use most. GPS? Check! Sensors? Check! WiFi? Check! AR/Camera? Check! Yup, precisely what I need.

  • Eric

    I want to look into the application animation. I have a few ideas for apps, but the best apps always are well animated.

  • David Eosa

    Aside the official documentation, what I do search the more is this kind of recipes. Althought I've not ported my applications to Honeycomb yet, I'm aware that there are many changes or improvements to subjects as animations, layouts, and so. How do I animate a view in Honeycomb? How shall I design those layouts? How do I use a fragment? Straight answers to direct questions. That's what I like to get.

  • http://ramdroid.wordpress.com/ ramdroid

    I have already worked with Fragments in a prototype app, but it would be great to have a reference book anyway, especially since there's a lot more great design patterns and APIs available in 3.0 which I yet have to use. The Android tablet era just started and of course I want to be part of it with any upcoming apps.

  • Adam Grzegorczyk

    I like the fact that its a book for everyone, even for begginer level Android developers like me. Its hard to say what's the most interesting thing for me , because all of the topics sound interesting, but to tell the truth i cant wait to read trough the chapter about augmented reality aplications.

  • Craig Mc

    What interested me from the books description was the following:

    Design custom layouts and widgets
    Use GPS to create location sensitive apps
    Incorporate Google Maps in your applications
    Augment reality through camera controls

  • Caroline

    Oooh! I'd love one...I want to learn how to augment reality ;)

    Seriously though, I would love to add android programming to my list of skills, and hopefully write some cool apps!

  • http://android.jamtheman.dk Jacob Markussen

    Just the book I have been looking for to take over after "Gaming on Android"!

    And as it has both "Animate your applications", "Respond to your user's every move with sensor control" and "Create and play back sound and video" it should be perfect to get things right on Honeycomb!

    Give it here, and games will start rolling out!

  • Rajat Lalla

    Will definitely help in learning in an intuitive way bcoz of its ccokbook style approach

  • http://www.tweakmydevice.com Ryan Murdock

    I've been wanting to learn Android app development and this looks like a good way to start. This would be a great resource to begin writing apps for the upcoming Android touchscreen car recievers as it covers integrating Google Maps!

  • Bazar6

    After seeing the contest for "Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript" but was too late to enter, I bought the book. I've learned a lot from it, and now that I've had that taste, I'm craving more, and I'm looking to build specifically for HC. This book would be greatly beneficial to me because the description shows that it would cover pretty much everything that I need to know to get started in the world of Tablet programming; from layouts and design to using camera controls, Google Maps... everything I'm curious about!

  • Adam T

    I'm very intrested in developing applications for tablet and phone devices. I just wasn't sure how to specifically gear the code so that it would look its best on the GB tablet.

  • Phil

    I would love to win this book. Outside of having a great recipe book for quick solutions to general problems, I would also like this book for learning about motion sensitive and GPS/Google Maps concepts. Finally, this would be great for bridging the cap to tablet development.

  • Arsal

    Actually would like to learn more about "augment reality" portion that they discuss as well as starting gingerbread programming. I have a g-tablet that has froyo but seeing how gingerbread looks on tablets I think getting this book will give me an excuse to buy a gingerbread tablet.

  • Chris

    The biggest part I find that grabs my attention is:
    Augment reality through camera controls

    I don't believe there is enough utilisation of this functionality and would love to see it grow and by utilising this book, to also contribute to it's growth.

  • Rich

    I need a better cookbook to help me with my Android development... This looks to be the one I need".

  • Carl

    I love "recipe" type of books. Of all my books, I tend to use them most since they offer practical code samples instead of contrived examples.

  • dan bowen


    I would love to do some of this devleopment in schools i work with. This book seems to unlock a lot of the myths and would help the kids really well


  • Jim Roth

    The book looks thick enough to cause some real damage when you smack someone over the head with it.

    I also like the part about creating touch and motion sensitive apps.

  • Joe Rivera

    What this book feels like to me is a great opportunity to learn about development the right way as opposed to searching 5 different forum sites just to get sent to 10 different webpages and have you give your email for more assistance that gets you 100 pieces of junk mail every day when all I wanted to know was where to start reading. (breeeeeath...) Anyways, it will be a great asset to anyone that wants to get off on the right foot or to someone who has been developing for some time as a reference too or help expand their knowledge.

  • Mario

    Let me just say, I love development cookbooks and I love android. As much as I love tutorials they often fail since they rarely show you what you want to learn to do.

  • Adam

    I'm most interested in this section: "Augment reality through camera controls". I think making some augmented reality apps would be fun.

  • Craig

    All of the topics interest me. "Design custom layouts and widgets, Connect your application to the Web, Animate your applications, Create touch and motion sensitive apps, Respond to your user's every move with sensor control, Use GPS to create location sensitive app, Create and play back sound and video, Augment reality through camera controls, Access WiFi networks and Bluetooth, Incorporate Google Maps in your applications"-

  • http://mgamerzproductions.blogspot.com Mgamerz

    Learning how Android 3.0+ can integrate old items into the new ones (say, PreferenceFragment) would be very useful because the api keeps changing, and I don't know that much about how it is going to change from here on out.

  • Gregg Martinson

    Would love to learn this...please may I? A mind is aterriblebthing to waste...

  • Patrick L

    I am 17 and have just started Android applications. I have a couple which you can see if you search in the market "haptic apps llc" (developer account). I recently purchased a Xoom specifically for development but i am having trouble with the differences. This book can be a real help to me and with my recent Xoom purchase i don't have the ability to buy resources. I am a frequent Android Police follower and Android fanatic.

  • Kevin Burfitt

    The cookbook style of book is exactly the type of book that talks to me when I'm learning development on a new system. This book would be awesome to help get started!

  • John H

    As someone who's just starting to learn Android programming after years of other platforms, I find this book appealing because of the structured way it's laid out, meaning I'm not forced only to read from beginning to end.

  • srikanth

    Different from others ..... Concentrating more on Honeycomb which is where the future market lies (I believe most of the honeycomb specific apps will be compatible directly with Icecream Sandwich but may not be the same case with apps running on gingerbread or lower).......Many of the apps are still not customized for Honeycomb tablets ... and reading this Honeycomb specific book will surely help me develop some tablet customized apps.

  • http://luisivan.net Luis Iván Cuende

    I like a lot the augmented reality through camera controls. It's innovative and disruptive!!

  • Sorin

    I have bought a Android phone to make an application, but the books that I have read are not so good. This promises to be a good book.

  • http://hey.iminthe.us Javier Chavez

    I'm going solely based on the cover (aka judging the book by its cover). A few things interest me; 1 your calling it a cookbook, hopefully your revamping the way tutorials are laid out in books! 2. its 3.0 I havent yet developed anything for 3.0 mainly simple 2.33 apps. lastly 3 COMMON PROBLEMS it may make it easier to find out what the hell I'm doing wrong instead of blindly searching the net. Anyway hope i win Ive been meaning to buy a book and take my dev.ment to another level.

  • Thaddeus Dannar

    "Augment reality through camera controls" & "Design custom layouts and widgets", the former for the reason I don't believe I have read anything on this as it pertains to android, the latter because it's 3.0 which means it will because dealing more efficiently with the design and image issues which arise with a tablet over a phone.

  • http://www.infectosaurus.com Andreas

    I'm a first time android developer who is a few months into my first game. I'll devour any books on the subject and this book looks amazing

  • YoshimuraSei

    I am a noob in Honeycomb development so I want to grab some essence for it from this book.

  • http://www.ehartwell.com Eric Hartwell

    It's time to add interactive map support to my application. So I'm looking forward to a head start using chapter 11 (the book's, not the other kind).

  • http://www.meukinc.nl Patrick van Oostrom

    "Respond to your user's every move with sensor control"

    The giant labyrinth got me inspired to create apps that control more gadgets, like RC Race cars, helicopters and boats. This book would get me starting in the right direction :)

  • http://www.amugofjava.me.uk Ben

    I think the sections on fragments, styles and themes would be incredibly useful. As a new Android dev still learning it would be an ideal time to learn about the new programming styles and patterns that will allow my apps to work both on tablets and phones - before I get stuck in my ways.

  • Dwaune Ferrell

    I think I would really like to dive into Bluetooth access, as far as developing relevant drivers to plug more devices into tablets.

  • Matt

    I have always loved the challenge of creating new programs/code. This will help me get started on Android finally!

  • Ryan O.

    I'm new to Android app development, and this book would REALLY help me jumpstart into the right direction!

  • JayMonster

    Widget and Fragments are what interest me as these concepts continue to elude me.

  • Orrie P.

    I'm just starting to develop for Android, and am looking to write a few applications that I haven't found available to fit the needs of my wife and myself.
    Learning proper design and implementation for Android is important to me, as I start to build the programs we need, and I am hopeful that I can eventually publish them to the Market!

  • Shawn

    The following blurb describes exactly what I'm looking for..."a thoroughly practical, hands-on book that takes you straight to getting your job done without boring you with too much theory."

  • Raaab

    There are those of us that just need to see an example procedure in detail to grasp a concept. The cookbook approach of this book is the ideal.

  • Jordan Todd

    I'm hoping to come away with a better understanding of the honeycomb framework and get some better understanding on developing android apps.

  • randy

    Cookbook style books are helpful for beginners, like me on Android. It's great that it applies not only to android 3, but also earlier versions (like my current devices, droid incredible and the original samsung galaxy tab.

  • Flavien

    I've always asked to myself "Why don't you start studying Android? With such a community and books, it must be a piece of cake (or honeycomb)".
    So today, when I saw this article, I knew it was a sign to start my training on Android 3.0 and earlier. The book composed of recipes looks really attractive and easy to read (no need to read the entire book to understand the last chapter).
    Thus, I look forward to reading this book and building applications that I could share with the community to prove that this book is worth it.

  • AJ34

    I am interested in learning how to use NFC (Near Field Communication) in android. I want to experiment with a few ideas I have for NFC based learning games for children. This book will get me "cooking" using the latest Honeycomb goodness. My nephew doesn't know it yet, but he and his friends are going to make great beta testers.

  • E Sarmas

    I like the cookbook style. This book covers a great variety of topics.

  • Ryan Griffin

    Sept 9th is my Birthday, with this cookbook I could make something better than a cake.

  • Jonathan

    I love to start educating my self on how to Develop 3.0 apps, i cant wait to get started!

  • http://coinoperatedbear.wordpress.com Coin Operated Bear

    Since I'm new to programming of any kind and would love to find an easy to follow guide to developing for Android, this book would really help as I plan and develop my idea for an Android based RPG :)

  • Nathan

    I like the fact we will learn how to
    -Design custom layouts and widgets
    -Connect your application to the Web
    -Create touch and motion sensitive apps
    -Respond to your user's every move with -sensor control
    -Augment reality through camera controls

  • https://plus.google.com/115702592090481623913/posts//p/pub Micheal Banning

    I am absolutely fasinated with android.
    I dont know much about how it works or
    how to design it but i am in school for computer science. I hope I can get this book to further educate myself on how it works and how to create different things. I am more of a hands on person... If I won this book, It wouldnt be in vain, it wouldnt go on a book shelf and collect dust, it wouldnt end up ina goodwill thrift store, id read it front to back and learn every aspect of android I could from the book :P

  • Akhil sharma

    I have worked with smartphones and need to learn the nuances of working on a tablet running honeycomb. This book would be very helpful!

  • Daniels G.

    Neutral Frequency Call