New to android development

hi. i want to get into android programming and im interested in the book “Android Programming : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide”.
but the book is from 2013 and some of the reviews i read on amazon found it to be quite outdated.
is it still worth reading this book? or is there a better alternative to a beginner?

As a beginner, the book would be sufficient for you to learn and understand the basics of android development. It might be outdated in the current scenario as a lot of changes have taken place in the field of android development and many new versions have been launched but the basics remain the same. Therefore, as a startup guide reading the book can be beneficial to you. Later onwards, you can search for and go through other latest books and blogs that will give you more insight into the current technologies and developments in android.