Fragments API Backported from Honeycomb Down to Android 1.6 - Tablet Apps for All

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  1. xaueious

    xaueious Administrator Staff Member

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    Turns out you might not don't need Honeycomb to develop Android tablet specific applications after-all.

    The Google Android team has announced an 'Android Compatibility Package' in the Android SDK for developers that so:
    "applications compatible with Android 1.6 or later can use fragments to create tablet-compatible user interfaces".

    This was released to help developers target earlier versions of Android in their applications. Fragments allows developers to create applications that are more suitable for larger screen sizes.

    It is still up to developers to choose to use this powerful new functionality in devices. It also opens the door for pre-Honeycomb tablets to receive tablet optimized interfaces. The majority of Android tablets in the world today run older versions of Android.

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