HIGHLIGHTUnlocking Android is a developer-focused tutorial for the Android mobile operatingsystem. Loaded with practical examples, this easy-to-follow book presentspractical techniques that reach far beyond the Android documentation.DESCRIPTIONAndroid is a free, open source, Java-based mobile platform developed by Google.Unlocking Android prepares the reader to embrace the Android mobile platformin easy-to-understand language and builds on this foundation withreusable Java code examples. ItÂ s ideal for corporate developers and hobbyistswho have an interest, or a mandate, to deliver mobile software.The book first covers the big picture so the reader can get comfortable with theAndroid approach to the mobile applications. Then the reader learns to applyAndroid by following the many practical examples. The book concludes withtwo deep and hands-on examples.Unlocking Android addresses the Android application framework, its graphicalcapabilities and media support, data storage, communications capabilities,phone interactions, and notifications.KEY POINTSÂ Android is led by Google, based on Linux, and developed by the OpenHandset Alliance.Â Learn key techniques that apply both to corporate and hobbyist developersÂ The writing is crisp, clear, and fun to read.MARKET INFORMATIONMobile development is hot. Unlike vendor-specific proprietary platforms,Android can be readily customized by device manufacturers and software companieslooking to provide specific features. Any developer/independent softwarevendor (ISV) with a product on one of the major platforms available today(Palm, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian, J2ME) will consider portingtheir code to Android and will benefit from this book.