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Android UI Design by Jessica Thornsby

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Chapter 8. Reaching a Wider Audience – Supporting Multiple Devices

Android is a mobile operating system that places very few restrictions on hardware. Manufacturers are free to create Android devices that are packed with high-end hardware such as DSLR-worthy cameras, huge internal memories, and lightning-fast CPUs; or they can create more budget-friendly devices that take a no-frills approach to hardware. Android screens can also come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and screen densities.

The only thing these devices have in common is that they all run the Android operating system—and even in this, Android smartphones and tablets are inconsistent. The current Android smartphone and tablet market is made up of lots of different versions of the Android ...

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