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Watch Android sessions at Google I/O on YouTube

June 3, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Couldn’t make it Google I/O? Well, you can make the pain sting less by watching YouTube videos of all the Android sessions held at Google I/O. You may have already seen the keynotes that had the Internet going nuts, and now you can watch the breakout sessions that included tips and talks from Android developers and advocates.

Just to be clear, these are developer-targeted sessions, so the videos may be over your head in terms of terminology and subject matter if you are not a developer. However, anyone who has considered building apps ought to hear directly from the people building the platform.
Start with Reto Meier’s “A Beginner’s Guide to Android” presentation if you’re a newbie. Most videos are about an hour long and available at the Google Code Blog. Here is a list of the sessions with abbreviated descriptions posted to Code Blog.

  • The world of ListView It might seem a bit odd to dedicate an entire session to one UI widget, but Android’s ListView is large, reasonably complex, and very widely used.
  • Writing zippy Android apps Making your code run fast requires combining good design with a large grab-bag of hard-won best practices.