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The Android Tablet Developer’s Cookbook helps experienced Android developers leverage new Android 4.2.2 features to build compelling applications that take full advantage of tablets’ bigger screens, dual-core processors, and larger, faster memory.
Tightly focused on Android 4.2.2’s tablet-related capabilities, it presents an unparalleled library of easy-to-reuse code for solving real-world problems. Everything’s organized in modular, standalone sections to help you quickly find what you’re looking for, even when you need to use multiple classes together.
Throughout, B.M. Harwani clearly explains how Android tablet apps are unique, how to leverage Android skills and libraries you’ve already mastered, and how to efficiently integrate tablet APIs and features. From media to NFC, porting phone apps to integrating analytics, this book will help you do it fast and do it right.
I: User Interface Techniques
1 Overview of Android Tablet Applications 7
2 Fragments 47
3 ActionBars in Action 101
4 New Widgets 131
II: Managing Content
5 System Clipboard and Drag and Drop 155
6 Notifications and Pending Intents 183
7 Loaders 201
III: Multimedia Techniques
8 Animation 231
9 Hardware Accelerated 2D 281
10 Creating and Rendering Graphics 299
11 Recording Audio, Video, and Images 323
IV: Networking and Hardware Interface
12 Wireless Connectivity 361
13 Cores and Threads 391
14 Keyboards and Sensors 407
V: Exploring the Web
15 JSON 425
16 WebViews 449
VI: Advanced Android Techniques
17 Adding Support for the Small Screen 467
18 Home Screen Widgets 491
19 Android Beam 511
20 Application Analytics and Tracking 533
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