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Android in Practice by Michael Galpin, Charlie Collins, Matthias Kaeppler

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Chapter 15. Developing for Android tablets

In this chapter

  • Working with fragments
  • The Action Bar
  • Implementing drag and drop

Everything is getting bigger. The way to go now is to program in a little more sophisticantion.

Bill Budge

The year was 2001. Microsoft was the largest technology company in the world and they had debuted their biggest advancement to their ubiquitous operating system: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Touch-based computing had arrived, they claimed. We know how that turned out: XP Tablet PC Edition flopped.

In reality, XP Tablet wasn’t the first attempt to bring touch-based computing to a mass market. A decade earlier engineers at Apple developed a prototype to what would one day become the Newton. It was eerily similar ...

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