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Pro Android 3 by Sayed Y. Hashimi, Dave MacLean, Satya Komatineni

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Chapter 16. Exploring 2D Animation

Animation allows an object on a screen to change its color, position, size, or orientation over time. Animation capabilities in Android are practical, fun, and simple, and they are used frequently.

Android 2.3 and prior release support three types of animation: frame-by-frame animation, which occurs when a series of frames is drawn one after the other at regular intervals; layout animation, in which you animate views inside a container view such as lists and tables; and view animation, in which you animate any general-purpose view. The latter two types fall into the category of tweening animation, which involves the drawings in between the key drawings.

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Android 3.0 enhanced animation by introducing the ability ...

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