Fragments API Extended to Pre-Honeycomb Platforms


Google has announced that their Fragments API – an API that was introduced with Android 3.0 Honeycomb –  is now being made available for all versions of Android starting with 1.6. Developers will have to download an Android Compatibility Package to take advantage, but it’s easy to install and get started with it.

The fragments API makes developing applications for several screen sizes easier on developers so that that “write once, run anywhere” philosophy is easier than ever for them to pull off. (Which is important now more than ever as the Android tablet market is expected to explode soon.) Find what you need over at the Android Developers site now.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I’m not a developer, but I can only see this as a godsend!
    It really should have been part of android a long time ago!

  2. OMG! Fragmentation is going to destroy Android !!1!

  3. @Hugo B. there really wasn’t a need for this until tablets came along. The current smaller screensizes work just fine with the given tools.

    Man I cannot wait till Google I/O because somebody is gonna mop the floor with Jobs’ words with this. I saw this yesterday and have been preaching since then. Right this instant just about any and every app can be upgraded to be so called “tablet specific” yet still work on a phone. Apple’s whole 65K tablet app spill now just means they are fragmented. If I were Jobs I would have left that barb alone.

  4. Fragmentation did not destroy Windows or Linux. It will not destroy Android. Will it ever be as tight as Apple iOS? No. Will Apple iOS ever have the flexibility of Android? No. Why bother comparing them?

  5. I think the real story here is that someone in Mountain View has one heck of a sense of humor.
    Apple: “Android is fragmented!”
    Android: “Hey, thanks for advertising our tablets and advanced software features!” XD

  6. lol@EarlyMon
    I JUST mentioned something like this on the forums the other day but changed my post cuz it sounded crazy when I posted it…
    Damn, I had no idea how close to being on point I was.

  7. So ‘Fragments’ means less fragmentation for android

  8. Charles the whole goal of android is so that it can become the eventual alternative to Windows for most people. You do it by starting with phones, then tablets and work the way up from there to netbooks and thin iMac style computers that use very little power.
    If Google was just interested in competing with Apple, they’d just make a very simple OS. It would be much like Danger OS. There’s no need to give phone users so much flexibility unless they want to bridge to something bigger.

  9. This is actually a step away from further fragmentation of android. I like it.

  10. I hope game developers such as gameloft will make games for all resolutions at once.

  11. Whoever thought of naming it Fragments is a genius.

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