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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fifth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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13. Designing Compatible Applications

According to the MOVR Mobile Overview Report, January–March 2015, by ScientiaMobile, Inc., in the first quarter of 2015 there were over 5,600 different Android devices on the market worldwide—just from smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. In this chapter, you learn how to design and develop Android applications that are compatible with a variety of devices despite differences in screen size, hardware, or platform version. We offer numerous tips for designing and developing your application to be compatible with many different devices.

Maximizing Application Compatibility

With dozens of manufacturers developing Android devices, we’ve seen an explosion of different device models and form factors—each ...

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