Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2011 21:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ever since Honeycomb's release, Android has had two versions out in the wild (well, if you disregard the non-current versions, that is). The next major Android release, Ice Cream Sandwich, is supposed to fix this problem by having one single version of Android for both phones and tablets. Google now has a blog post up which presents some options for developers to prepare their applications for Ice Cream Sandwich.
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A 'nice' Android phone UI, at last!
by pmac on Wed 21st Sep 2011 15:52 UTC
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Honeycomb UI: awesome. Pre-Honeycomb UI: as bad as a Metacity theme. Undoubtedly, it will be a serious pain to convert everything to work in (at least) two different ways, but once the work's done, it's done for good, and finally apps on Android phones won't be the ugly cousins of iOS apps.

Fragments are a great idea, and a great way to manage this. I just wish they'd resolve some of the issues: programatically-defined fragments can't replace layout-defined ones etc.

I think we'll be at the point with ICS where nothing about Android is vastly inferior to iOS. Possibly Windows 8 will bring new areas to catch up on, though.

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