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

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14. Designing Compatible Applications

There are now hundreds of different Android devices on the market worldwide—from smartphones to tablets and televisions. 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. Finally, you learn how to internationalize your applications for foreign markets.

Maximizing Application Compatibility

With dozens of manufacturers developing Android devices, we’ve seen an explosion of different device models—each with its own market differentiators and unique characteristics. ...

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