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Google Extends Honeycomb API to Combat Android Fragmentation

Mar 08, 2011, 19:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Megna)

"Third-party Android application developers can now use Google's Fragments API, part of Honeycomb or Android 3.0, without sacrificing backwards compatibility with existing Android smartphones. Google is trying to mitigate some of the fragmentation issues plaguing its mobile Linux platform by expanding its Fragments API to allow developers to create mobile apps that scale across a variety of screen sizes, namely tablets and smartphones.

"Prior to the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 or Honeycomb release, the Android Fragment APIs were not natively backwards compatible with previous versions of the Android operating system."

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