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Hi,

Can some one please tell me where to find a good android tutorial / book?. developer.android.com is not what I am seeking for. I am seeking for something, suitable for a beginner, just like "Head First Java", "C++ How to Program- by Dietel " etc. I found there WAS a headfirst android book, but then I also found it is canceled by them. I didn't even bothered to check whether there is any stock left in local book market because in online forums I found some complaining the book is based on lot of ready bake code which we need to download. I am not seeking such a book too. I would like to program from the beginning, not to use someone else code and use "Learn Fast" shortcut system.

Apart from that, I am seeking for a complete (ok, I know it is impossible to cover all. But at least covering major parts like other books do) book/tutorial. I have already set up eclipse and installed the android too. Since most of the short tutorials are talking about "Android with Eclipse" , I would like to see such a book, but that is not a major issue if the book is designed to teach HARD CODE GUI too, without eclipse drag and drop plugin (but, since I do this to make my knowledge strong, it will be easy to use drag-drop GUI, because this is not my main stream, Java or C++) Please help.
 
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Just follow the android developer steps. And do EVERYTHING, not just copy/paste.

I have done this, and now playing around with enhanced graphics and stuff.

Once, you get the basics of Activity Events etc.. It's good fun.

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well here are some :

developer.android.com/training/basics/firstapp/index.html

and

coreservlets.com/android-tutorial/

check them
 
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Can some one please tell me where to find a good android tutorial / book?



Take a look at programming android
 
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Thanks a lot for all of your replies. I really appreciate it. Currently I am following developer.android.com/training, but I am going to look through the books you have mentioned too, because the android site don't have much exercises.

Thanks all for the replies again . If you have some other resources, please mention them too, it will be useful for people who are in the same issue of seeking for a book /tutorial
 
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The AndroidFaq points to a number of useful resources.
 
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err, what has happened to the post done by 'maxn eiffel' ? he had a very good link. can moderator restore it back please?
 
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The post contained spam; i removed that and restored the post.
 
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Since I got stuck with Fragments in developer guide (I skipped 'supporting different devices' section), I decided to search more, and came up with another great resource, with code, example, and pics

http://www.mkyong.com/tutorials/android-tutorial/
 
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