So, if you have pre-ordered a copy, its now up to Amazon to send it to you. Its fully out of my control, Wrox, Wiley, as well as everyone but Amazon.
If you haven't bought a copy already, why? Seriously, go order 8-10 copies for the ones you love. They'll make great romantic gifts for the ones you love. Just think at the look on the other person's face when you give them a copy of our book.
Here's a little about the book:
The wait is over! For the millions of .NET/C# developers who have been eagerly awaiting the book that will guide them through the white-hot field of Android application programming, this is the book. As the first guide to focus on Mono for Android, this must-have resource dives into writing applications against Mono with C# and compiling executables that run on the Android family of devices.
Putting the proven Wrox Professional format into practice, the authors provide you with the knowledge you need to become a successful Android application developer without having to learn another programming language. You'll explore screen controls, UI development, tables and layouts, and MonoDevelop as you become adept at developing Android applications with Mono for Android.
Develop Android apps using tools you already know—C# and .NET
Aimed at providing readers with a thorough, reliable resource that guides them through the field of Android application programming, this must-have book shows how to write applications using Mono with C# that run on the Android family of devices. A team of authors provides you with the knowledge you need to become a successful Android application developer without having to learn another programming language. You'll explore screen controls, UI development, tables and layouts, and MonoDevelop as you become adept at planning, building, and developing Android applications with Mono for Android.
Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#:
Shows you how to use your existing C# and .NET skills to build Android apps
Details optimal ways to work with data and bind data to controls
Explains how to program with Android device hardware
Dives into working with the file system and application preferences
Discusses how to share code between Mono for Android, MonoTouch, and Windows® Phone 7
Reveals tips for globalizing your apps with internationalization and localization support
Covers development of tablet apps with Android 4
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Now, go buy a bunch of copies!!!!!
If you are interested in iPhone and Android and would like to get a little more knowledgeable in the area of development, you can purchase the 3 pack of books from Wrox on Mobile Development with Mono. This will cover MonoTouch, Mono for Android, and cross platform methods for using both tools. A great package in and of itself. The name of that package is: Wrox Cross Platform Android and iOS Mobile Development Three-Pack