Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
Google has released a software development kit for Android Honeycomb 3.2 that makes it easier for users and developers to adjust the mobile operating system to the different screen sizes used in Android-based tablets. The updated OS now has a "compatibility display mode" that allows users to "zoom" to fill a tablet's screen with a "pixel-scaled alternative to the standard UI stretching" which is already present on Android Honeycomb. 

In an earlier blog post addressing Android 3.2, Scott Main, lead tech writer for, said that since most apps look fine on tablets without the new screen compatibility mode, developers with apps that already resize well to tablets should disable the screen compatibility option. 

"When the user enables this new screen compatibility mode, the system no longer resizes [a developer's] layout to fit the screen. The Android 3.2 platform also optimizes Honeycomb for smaller tablets, such as devices with 7-inch screens, while also serving up an extended screen support API that gives developers "more precise control over their UI across the range of Android-powered devices," according to Ducrohet. Finally, Android 3.2 now lets users of devices that support a removable SD card load media files directly from the card to apps that use them. 

The update is aimed at both developers and and tablet users as outlined on Google's developer blog. A number of refinements within Android 3.2 which make for a far wider optimized user experience across the total tablet range. An improved compatibility zoom mode which offers an alternative to the current way of displaying apps on larger tablet screens. Extended screen support API. It allows the filling of the screen through the pixel’s scaling. 
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | 0 comments | Labels: ,


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