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Beginning Android Tablet Programming: Starting with Android Honeycomb for Tablets by Robbie Matthews

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C H A P T E R 11

Everything Else

Advanced Techniques and Other Stuff

This chapter is a bit of a grab bag, for bits and pieces that I promised to get to and didn't, and some other bits that may have been a bit advanced for earlier chapters. Most of the examples for these have been thrown together into a grab bag application I've called BA3TPMisc.

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Figure 11-1. Putting the pieces together

Timers

While Android has Alarms, these are fairly broad-stroke affairs, not really suitable for fine control. They don't promise a high degree of precision, and they carry a fair bit of overhead.

There are a number of methods of implementing fine timers, but ...

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