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Supun Lakshan Dissanayake
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Hi folks!,

I am a absolute beginner to ANDROID.

please suggest me friendly resources like books, video tutorials etc.
And what software should i have to develop android.

note: I don't have a android device.

Thanks!

-Supun
 
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Hello Supun

First things first, you dont require Android Device to start. You can create Emulator (A virtual Android device) and run/test your apps.

The android Developer site is good to start with. You can pick any book, search in Amazon and see ratings , pick the best rated book, i do this....


You can read the following thread to know more

http://www.coderanch.com/t/625978/Android/Mobile/started-android-programming
 
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Thanks Sahil! Happy New Year!
 
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Happy New Year to you too... :-)
 
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Coursera has a free intro to android course going on right now. The first assignment is due January 12th, so you can still jump in. It's a bit easy as it assumes you don't yet know Java but the concepts are presented well.

There's another class on the topic starting in late January as well.
 
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