To get started quickly on “Simon Says”, I decided to buy a book on Android game development. A quick Internet search seemed to consistently bring up “Beginning Android Games” by Mario Zechner as the guide of choice.
The book is an easy read and doesn’t sound overly dry and formal by using a pompous writing style. Instead, it gives you an easy-flowing read that feeds you the information you need and lets you know that it will cross the more complicated bridges later on when you NEED to know that information. In doing so, it allows you to get the perspective you need on Android development AND game development quickly, and then combines the two; constantly building on what you’ve learned.
The book includes a great introduction/refresher on Eclipse (along the way), video and image programming, audio programming, and the game cycle.
Thus far I have no complaints (except for a lack of time), and would definitely recommend this book to beginners and intermediate developers.