Book Reviews and More...
The following reviews are just my opinions. Take 'em or leave 'em.
I enjoyed reading this book and was able to create my first App, Ants vs. Ants, using the game framework provided by the author. By reading the book and studying the code in the framework I learned quite a bit about coding this type of App. As a bonus this book has the best functional explanation of the Activity Life Cycle I've read anywhere (pp 126-129). Examining the game framework provided by the author, downloadable from his website, has been very educational.
Note that the game framework uses Activities and Assets exclusively and not Fragments and Resources. If that doesn't mean anything to you, go read a beginner book on Android programming before tackling this one.
This is an intermediate to advanced level book, not for beginners.
A good intro to Android Programming. It's easy to read and each chapter builds upon the last. It's possible to read this book and not write a line of original code, but even so, you'd still learn a lot. As is true with most programming books, this book is a springboard for other projects.
This is a beginner to intermediate level book.