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Instant Android Fragmentation Management How-to

By : Gianluca Pacchiella
Book Image

Instant Android Fragmentation Management How-to

By: Gianluca Pacchiella

Overview of this book

There are currently 7 different versions of operating systems for Android. A growing issue is fragmentation. With the number of Android users and the variety of versions available, Android fragmentation is a huge problem. This little book is the solution. Instant Android Fragmentation Management How-to is a step-by-step guide to writing applications that can run on all devices starting from Android 1.6. With simple solutions for complex problems, this book will walk you through the biggest issues facing Android developers today.This book will take you through the newest features in the latest version of Android, and shows you how to utilize them in the older versions using the compatibility library. This practical guide allows you to focus on  creating the best application possible without worrying about compatibility.All the heavy lifting is done for you. Using user interface, adapting your application will work perfectly on any Android operating system. Asynchronous data management will also allow your applications to run smoothly on any device.Everything you need to run your app on any version of Android is right here.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)
Instant Android Fragmentation Management How-to
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. Instant Android Fragmentation Management How-to

Welcome to Instant Android Fragmentation Management How-to.

One of the biggest challenges Android developers face is the fragmentation of the operating system. If we look at the following distribution graph, we can see that there are three major versions of the Android OS—Froyo, Gingerbread, and Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)—each with its own look, behavior, and API libraries:

Because of these differences between the releases, the effort required in writing applications that work seamlessly on all the devices out there can be exhausting. This How-to should reduce the stress, providing you with some ready-to-use techniques to address these problems.


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