Android Books

Android Books


The Busy Coder's Guide to Advanced Android Development by Mark Murphy


  • This is a good book to begin programming in Android
  • It's well written, easily understood, and clearly will help anyone attempting to do Android Application development.
  • For a technical book, it is entertaining to read! The writer's style makes normally boring material interesting. The information presented appears to be accurate.
  • This book provides a great way to learn the Android SDK.
  • This book and the series are probably the best books out there.
  • The book is easy to read even for non-native English speaker like me.


Pro Android 3 by Sayed Hashimi


  • This is the third Android programming book I have read and so far it is the best.
  • This book is well written, logically laid out, and has downloadable projects.
  • This book is crazy big, packed full of info.
  • The authors explain in exceptional detail the topics covered and all important topics are covered.
  • It seems like a great book for me;
  • The book has an extensive description, it gives a good base for understanding key concepts of Android 3 and start programming apps for this great platform.


Professional Android 4 Application Development by Reto Meter


  • Excellent work and I will definitely recommend it to everyone who asks me how to do the Android thing. 😉
  • The book is great! If you're a beginner, this book is a must... BUT... it will not walk you through the building of any apps.
  • I found this book very informative. It covers almost all aspects of core Android 4, emphasizing best practices.
  • This is just an exceptional book. It is easy to understand, yet very thorough.
  • This is a great book to learn android development.
  • Progressive examples do a good job of explaining various areas of programming for an Android device.
  • This is an excellent book. It covers all the topics you need, it works progressively, the examples all work, and it gives pointers for further information.
  • This book offers really complete coverage of the Android development process.


Hello Android, 3rd Edition by Ed Burnette


  • I absolutely recommend this book to anyone just beginning to dip their toes into the Android waters.
  • I like the style of this book. The worked example is usually a winning format, and this is no exception.
  • It's a good place to start, it provides some useful examples to introduce you to the Android developer role.
  • Great book, filled with an array of case by case examples with in-depth explanations.
  • This is an excellent book for the absolute beginner but this does not do justice to the depth and breadth of the contents.

Professional Android 4 Application Developmen by Reto Meier

Programming Android Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices by Zigurd Mennieks

Android Cookbook by Ian F Darwin

Hello, Android Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform by Ed Burnette

Learning Android Building Applications for the Android Market by Marko Gargenta

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Bill Phillips and Chris Stewart

Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide by Dawn Griffiths and David Griffiths

Android Programming: Mastering Course for Beginners Quick Start to Develop Your Own App by Mitchell Schuler

Android Programming for Beginners by John Horton

Android Programming In a Day!: The Power Guide for Beginners In Android App Programming by Sam Key

Android Operating System

Android (Operating System) – Unabridged Guide by Aaron Bryan

Learning Android by Marko Gargenta

Android Hacker’s Handbook by Joshua J Drake

The Complete Guide to Google Android by Matt Egan

Android Essentials by Chris Haseman

Android Lollipop: A Beginner’s Guide to the Android Operating System by Mark Beams

Android Tablets For Dummies by Dan Gookin

Embedded Android: Porting, Extending, and Customizing by Karim Yaghmour

Android Security Internals: An In-Depth Guide to Android’s Security Architecture by Nikolay Elenkov

Understanding Operating Systems by Ann McHoes and Ida M Flynn

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