Is "Building Your First Android App" by Faisal Abid (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781449306...) going to have an ebook version? (epub or pdf).
If yes, is any benefit from pre-order it?
Yes, "Building Your First Android App" will be available as an ebook. Currently, we don't do pre-orders on ebooks, so you can only pre-order the print book.
The ebook should probably become available at the end of this month.
Have a great day!
I got some more information, and unfortunately this book has been cancelled. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
We have some other Android books that might be useful to you: Learning Android, Beginning Android Application Development, and Head First Android Development, Early Release. We also have a free ebook that lists good Android development resources, Android Development Bibliography: The Top Technical Resources for Android Developers.
Regarding your question about print books and ebooks, no, you would not want to pre-order if you only want the ebook. Only a print book can be pre-ordered.
Once a book is published, if the book is available in print and as an ebook, you can either buy print, ebook, or print+ebook together. Here's an example of what these buying options look like:
I hope this helps. I'm sorry that the book you were interested will not be published.