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Building Killer Android Tablet Apps: Design and Development Tips

Oct 27, 2010, 22:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey)

"Device manufacturers are ramping up an exciting new line of Android devices: tablets. The success of the Apple iPad has proven that consumers are ready for these devices, which make consuming media content like video and audio a rich and enjoyable experience. But there's a catch: until now, Android developers have made certain assumptions about the target devices their apps run on -- assumptions like "the device is a phone," "the device has a small screen" and "the device includes the Google app experience." These assumptions will not always hold true for tablets and other types of Android-powered devices. In this article, we offer some tips and tricks for ramping up your skills to design and develop killer apps for the Android devices of the future.

"Android Supports Tablets?

"Yes, and no. You may be aware that Android has been ported to many kinds of devices, including phones, toasters, microwaves and laptops. However, just because Android runs on these devices doesn't mean the user experience is great or the device is officially recognized by the Android community."

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