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Google Introducing "zoom to fill" option on a 'near-future' version of Honeycomb

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    Google Introducing "zoom to fill" option on a 'near-future' version of Honeycomb

    It’s no secret that Android tablets are lacking in the optimized application department with current numbers for optimized Honeycomb applications hovering around 250-300 in number. And it doesn’t help that the rest of the applications, the ones designed for phones, often look and behave terrible. Well, to combat that, Google has announced that it will optimize those phone apps better using something called ‘zoom’ mode, a feature that will likely be coming in Android 3.2.





    Right now, phone apps on Honeycomb tablets run in ‘stretch’ mode but owners will, after the update to Android 3.2 (Google says ‘upcoming’ update but it will be Android 3.2), will be able to switch between stretch and zoom modes.

    Zoom mode is going to emulate a normal/mdpi screen and then scale up to the point that it fills the screen.

    In cases where an app does not properly resize for larger screens, this screen compatibility mode can improve the app’s usability by emulating the app’s phone-style look, but zoomed in to fill the screen on a tablet.
    If you’re wondering how that looks, here is a before and after image:

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    I feel this should have been available from the get-go and still does not remedy the fact that there are a minimal amount of tablet optimized applications on the Android Market right now. But an improvement nonetheless right?


    Source: ThisIsMyNext via Android Developers Blog

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    Why we are the open source (OS) community treated like second class citizens what is android team afraid of the reconstructions or android destructions? The testing of the tablets like the Xoom is an excellent thing thus far but without the input of many android social networks it’s just a stick in the mud…!

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    That's great news hopefully all apps will be useable to some degree now.

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    So now we know the 3.2 update will give us at least one thing that's usable.
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    I think this will work great on some apps, and not so great on others. Either way, its a step in the rite direction.

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    This is the 2x that the iPad has?
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    Source code please...oh wait, wrong thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by tp76 View Post
    source code please...oh wait, wrong thread
    lmao!!!!

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    This tells me they are not going to work very hard on making the phone apps work on the xoom. This is nothing more than a stall tactic. I hope it does some good, better a little than nothing at all.


 
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