Android 3.2 All Set For Release On A Tablet Near You
Google’s latest update to its Android Platform is all set to come to a tablet near you. The new version is an incremental release which adds several new updates for developers as well as users. The new version includes many changes to the Android API.
A few highlights for the new version:
- Support for multiple screen sizes which allows developers to create apps for various screen sizes, not just 10.1 inch.
- A new compatibility mode which renders applications in a smaller screen area and then stretches the rendered image to fill the screen.
- Media files can be directly loaded from the SD Card in apps that use them and a new module that allows applications to use the system media library.
- An extended screen support API that allows developers to have precise control over the user interface across the range of Android powered devices. It also allows developers to target specific screens based on their dimensions.
Motorola has already begun to roll out the 3.2 update to its Xoom tablet. Other tablet candidates for the 3.2 update include Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, Acer’s Iconia Tab 500 and Toshiba’s Thrive. Huawei made an announcement last month for what it claims to be the worlds first 7 inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb Tablet which has a dual-core processor.