Goolge Releases New Android API to Curb Fragmentation

Posted by at 11:20 am on March 4, 2011

Google later on Thursday posted a new version of its Fragments API targeted at earlier platforms. The new version will let app developers write apps for platforms as old as Android 1.6 while still letting their interface elements scale up to tablet size for Android 3.0. Developers can roll the programming interface directly into a given app so that it’s ready to load immediately.

Developers only have to check for an Android compatibility package in the SDK Updater to get the necessary code.

The Fragments API could be critical to boosting the market for Android tablet apps. The Motorola Xoom kicked off Android 3.0 with just 17 apps available within its first day and mixed compatibility..

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