Friday, March 4, 2011

Install Android Compatibility package

A few weeks ago, Dianne Hackborn wrote about the new Fragments API, a mechanism that makes it easier for applications to scale across a variety of screen sizes.

The new Fragments API, which is part of Honeycomb, does not help developers whose applications target earlier versions of Android.

Today Google have released a static library that exposes the same Fragments API (as well as the new LoaderManager and a few other classes) so that applications compatible with Android 1.6 or later can use fragments to create tablet-compatible user interfaces. it’s called “Android Compatibility package”.

This library is available through the SDK Updater.

- http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2011/03/fragments-for-all.html

To install the in your existent Eclipse with ndroid SDK, click Window Android SDK and AVD Manager, select Available packages on the left.

Install Android Compatibility package


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