DESCRIPTION Android is a free, open source, Java-based mobile platform developed by Google. Android in Action, Third Edition prepares the reader to embrace the Android mobile platform in easy-to-understand language and builds on this foundation with reusable Java code examples. It's ideal for corporate developers and hobbyists who have an interest, or a mandate, to deliver mobile software. Android in Action, Third Edition familiarizes the reader with the Android approach to mobile applications. Following the release of Android 3.0, the Honeycomb version for tablets, this edition has been updated to cover hot topics such as the new 3.0 UI framework, Bluetooth, integration, web development strategies, AppWidget framework, sensor management, and the Android Native Development Kit. RETAIL POINTS Updated to cover the Android 3.0 SDK, designed for tablets. Shows how to create real world 3.0 apps for developers. Crisp, clear, and fun to read.