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Android 3.2 to get “Zoom Mode” for apps built for smaller screens

While most apps size up well on most of Android’s tablets and larger smartphones, the Android team has announced a new feature that will allow users to size apps that won’t quite fit their screen. Any Android app on the Market that doesn’t target a larger screen through code will get this new feature.

To enable this functionality, developers need to add one line of code:  android:xlargeScreens=”true”.

If a larger screen target can’t be found, Android will enable the feature in the bottom right of the device. Users can either select “stretch to fill screen” or “zoom to fill screen”. Since larger 1080P Google TVs run Android, this is a great feature to have. Also, does this  help or hurt Android fragmentation?

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