O'Reilly logo

Beginning Android 3 by Mark Murphy

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 6. Enhancing Your First Project

The AndroidManifest.xml file that Android generated for your first project gets the job done. However, for a production application, you may wish to consider adding a few attributes and elements, such as those described in this chapter.

Supporting Multiple Screen Sizes

Android devices come with a wide range of screen sizes, from 2.8-inch tiny smartphones to 46-inch Google TVs. Android divides these into four categories, based on physical screen size and the distance at which they are usually viewed:

  • Small (under 3 inches)

  • Normal (3 inches to around 4.5 inches)

  • Large (4.5 inches to around 10 inches)

  • Extra-large (over 10 inches)

By default, your application will not support small screens, will support normal screens, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required