Google Develops Anti-Fragmentation Tool For Android

Posted Mar 4, 2011

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has released technology that helps resolve Android’s fragmentation problem. Google released a library for older Android versions called “Fragment.” This library is built into the Honeycomb version of the Android operating system. Fragment has tools that help developers account for different screen sizes. Fragment is especially useful for older Android devices that have a large smartphone market share.

“Today we’ve 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,” stated Android SDK technical leader Xavier Ducrohet in a blog post.