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Android Honeycomb 3.2 SDK Released, Promising New Features Included

Google has dished out the Android 3.2 Honeycomb SDK for developers, which brings new capabilities for both users and developers.

In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Xavier Ducrohet, Android SDK Tech Lead said that Android 3.2 was an ‘incremental’ release that added new capabilities for the platforms.

Tablets based on Android Honeycomb, an Android platform designed specifically for tablet devices, have not done very well in the market so far and Google seems to have realised that.

The Android 3.2 Honeycomb platform will come with new user features like optimisations for a great user experience on a wider range of tablets, a compatibility zoom feature that allows the use of Android Smartphone app on tablet devices and the media sync from SD card feature that lets users load media files from the SD cards to the apps that make use of them.

Google has also released a screen support API that will allow developers to manage app user interface across a wide range of Android devices.

“The API includes new resource qualifiers and new manifest attributes that give you more precise control over how your apps are displayed on different sizes, rather than relying on generalized size categories,” Google explained.