So I'm looking to take on a hobby and teach myself to write some very very simple android apps. Nothing commercial, just a hobby. My programming knowledge is very limited. I took some programming classes at a community college after high school. But just a class or two. I belive one was C and the other was visual basic. However most of the intriqite details have left me long ago. I am a technical person and think i can catch onto things quickly, but i need some advice on where to start and some thoughts on whether this is a hopeless dream or not. So, here are my questions: 1. I have downloaded the Hello, Android ebook from The Pragmatic Bookshelf. It walks you through building a sudoku app while teaching you the basics. But I see that it was written around android 1.5. Not 2.0. Will the teachings in this book still relate to 2.0?? Or am i wasting my time even starting with this ebook? 2. It says you need some basic knowledge of Java programming, which i don't have. Can I pick up what i need as i go through the book? or do I need to just put off android programming all together until i have a firm grasp on Java? Again, just looking for a hobby. Not looking to write apps to post to the market. Unless i turn into a prodigy of some sort, lol. But i highly doubt that. Any help or guidance you can provide will be great. Thanks.