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The Android™ Tablet Developer’s Cookbook by B.M. Harwani

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17. Adding Support for the Small Screen

Android devices are available in different screen sizes and densities. Besides the physical variations, differences in Android versions are supported. It is critical for developers to create applications that run on devices with diverse screen sizes and densities while supporting different versions, too. The applications have to be so designed that the views and bitmaps are automatically arranged to accommodate the available screen size and density. The UI and bitmaps should not be too stretched or shrunk that they appear fuzzy. The applications should not only include the features provided by the latest Android versions, but be compatible with older versions, too.

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