My DroidComplete Android Guide

A result of Android's enormous popularity is the increase in books dedicated to the OS. Two that we want to highlight at the moment are The Complete Android Guide, by Kevin Purdy of Lifehacker and My Droid by CrackBerry's own Craig James Johnston. 

Purdy's book just went on sale and can be bought for $19.95 (paperback) or $9.95 (DRM-free E-book) [CompleteAndroidGuide] Purdy also created a Twitter handle called @completeandroid, which will provide tips periodically to its followers. 

Johnston's book is available for pre-order from Amazon for $16.49.[Amazon]

 
There are 6 comments

vtgrad03 says:

Any recommendations for learning more advanced android/linus topics that would help me better understand how to manipulate the OS? I'm thankful for the android community for helping me root my Eris, but I'm inquisitive by nature, and would love to learn more about how people figure out how to do it in the first place. Any suggestions are appreciated.

At the pace Android OS is advancing physical books are almost obsolete by the time they're written. Online Forums and Sites are far more valuable.

icebike says:

Tell that to your mom.

The one constant question I hear from friends who get an Android phone is "How is anyone supposed to know all this stuff", spoken with relief (because I fixed something for them) and frustration (because it wasn't in the manual, or there was no manual.

I had looked into The Complete Andriod guide and I found this: http://www.completeguides.net/01_The_Complete_Android_Guide

I'm not sure if it's the full guide, but I have been reading thought it because I'm going to get an Android phone for the first time.

icebike says:

Its pretty much the full thing, but the layout is a bit lamer on the web.

I bought the book for my wife. Its a pretty readable text.

See, now that's perfect.Very thorough and can still be updated easily.Most parents are fairly internet-capable(grandparents? maybe not so much).