Best Android Books


Introduced by Google in 2007, Android is the most popular smart phone operating system in the world. Developers choose Android to build applications that can be used in wide range of smart devices. Architects prefer Android as they can pick their level of customization thereby optimizing the performance of the mobile application.

These books are the learning path for the developers who would want to learn Android app development. Here you will find the 10 best Android books to learn Android app development from beginner level to advance level.

Top 10 Android Books

1. Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Author :- Bill Phillips, Chris Stewart and Kristin Marsicano
Edition :- 4th Edition
Published by :- Big Nerd Ranch Guides

To use this book, you need to be familiar with Kotlin, including classes and objects, interfaces, listeners, packages, inner classes, object expressions, and generic classes.If you are comfortable with object-oriented programming concepts, but your Kotlin is a little shaky, you will probably be OK. The book will provide some brief explanations about Kotlin specifics throughout the book.
As you work through this book, you will write seven Android apps. A couple are very simple and take only a chapter to create. Others are more complex. The longest app spans 11 chapters. All are designed to teach you important concepts and techniques and give you direct experience using them.

2. Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author :- Dawn Griffiths and David Griffiths
Edition :- 2nd Edition
Published by :- Shroff/O'Reilly

If you already know how to program in Java, If you want to master Android app development and want to create the next big thing in software, If you prefer actually doing things and applying the stuff you learn over listening to someone in a lecture then this book is for you.
If you looking for a quick introduction or reference book to developing Android app then this book is not for you.

3. Android Application Development All–in–One For Dummies

Author :- Barry A. Burd
Edition :- 2012 Edition
Published by :- Wiley

You can attack this book in either of two ways. You can go cover to cover or you can poke around from one chapter to another. You can even do both (start at the beginning and then Jump to a section that particularly interests you).
The book is designed so that the basic topics come first and the more involved topics follow the basics. But you may already be comfortable with some basics or you may have specific goals that don't require you to know about certain topics.Start developing applications for the Android OS today with the expert advice in Android Application Development All–in–One For Dummies.

4. Programming Android: Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices

Author :- G. Blake Meike
Edition :- 2nd Edition
Published by :- Shroff

With this books extensively revised second edition, you'll focus on Android tools and programming essentials, including best practices for using Android 4 APIs. If you're experienced with Java or Objective-C, you'll gain the knowledge necessary for building well-engineered applications.
This updated edition of Programming Android focuses on the knowledge and developer priorities that are essential for successful Android development projects.

5. Professional Android

Author :- Reto Meier and Ian Lake
Edition :- 4th Edition
Published by :- Wrox

This book is a hands-on guide to building Android applications for all Android devices. It's written based on version 8.1 of the Android SDK, using Android Studio 3.1. Chapter by chapter, it takes you through a series of sample projects, each introducing new features and techniques to get the most out of Android.
The book covers all the basic functionality to get started, as well as the information for experienced mobile developers to take full advantage of the features of Android, to enhance existing products or create innovative new ones.

6. Hello Android

Author :- Ed Brunette
Edition :- 3rd Edition
Published by :- O′Reilly

Before tackling this book you should understand the basic concepts of programming In Java, including classes, methods, scope. and Inheritance. You will also need to know the meaning of Java keywords such as import, static, final, public, and this. If you don't know what I'm talking about then I recommend you start with a Java introductory book.
Hello Android is divided into four parts, Roughly speaking the book progresses from less advanced to more advanced topics or from more common to less common aspects of Android. At the end of the book. you'll find an appendix that covers the differences between Android and Java Standard Edition (SE) along with a bibliography.

7. Android Cookbook: Problems and Solutions for Android Developers

Author :- Ian F. Darwin
Edition :- 2nd Edition
Published by :- O'Reilly Media

This book is here to help the Android developer community share the knowledge that will help make better apps. This book focuses on building Android applications using Java, the native language of Android applications. We assume you know the basics of the Java language. We also assume you know the basics of the Java Standard Edition API as well as the basics of Android.
This book differs from the Samples associated with the Android SDK in that it tries to focus more on how a given piece of technology works, rather than giving you a complete, working example that has both been simplified and complicated by adding in several "neat" features that are irrelevant to the problem at hand.

8. Android Programming for Beginners

Author :- John Horton
Edition :- 2nd Edition
Published by :- Ingram short title

This new and expanded second edition of Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android Pie applications from scratch. The book will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the basics of Java to working with the Android API. All examples use the up-to-date API classes, and are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process.
By the end of this book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java.This book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience of using Java on Android to advance their knowledge and make fast progress through the early projects.

9. Learn Android Studio

Author :- Clifton Craig and Adam Gerber
Edition :- 2015 Edition
Published by :- Springer Nature

With this book, you learn the latest and most productive tools in the Android tools ecosystem, and the best practices for Android app development. You will be able to take away the labs' code as templates or frameworks to re-use and customize for your own similar apps
With this book you will quickly master Android Studio and maximize your Android development time. Source code on the remote web-hosting service is targeted to the latest Android Studio release, version 1.2.

10. Android Programming: Mastering Course for Beginners

Author :- Mitchell Schuler
Edition :- 2016 Edition
Published by :- Mitchell Schuler

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world.When developing Android apps, user-friendliness should be your goal. In this book, you are guided on how to create Android apps using Android Studio. The book has been updated for Android 6.
This book guides you on how to handle the events in your Android app. In Android, most users interact with the device via touch. This book guides you on how to handle the touch events in Android.

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