Ian Kendall wrote:In the current tablet market, there are only really four or five permutations of hardware; there are a couple of chipsets, but the screens are all much of a muchness (in the decent bracket, anyway)
Really? I thought there were a wide variety of screen resolutions and screen sizes which caused developers problems? WIkipedia seems to think so...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... id_devices
Looks like hundreds of different screen sizes and resolutions to me?
Ian Kendall wrote:Even the screen resolution is not that much of a problem; in much the same way that the iPad scales up iPhone apps, Android can scale up apps to fit its screen.
An iPhone app scaled to the iPad looks horrible though?
Ian Kendall wrote:Tablets (for that is the subject here)
Can you not use Andoid apps on phones then?
Ian Kendall wrote:, at the non [censored] end of the spectrum, all run Honeycomb, which is currently at 3.2 - one or two revisions less than iOS5...so the bottom line is that if you develop the app for Honeycomb, the vast majority of Android tablets would be able to run it.
not according to wikipedia, honeycomb only has 3.3% of the usage share. Maybe they are wrong?
Distribution API level
4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich 14-15 4.9%
3.x.x Honeycomb 11-13 3.3%
2.3.x Gingerbread 9-10 64.4%
2.2 Froyo 8 20.9%
2.0, 2.1 Eclair 7 5.5%
1.6 Donut 4 0.7%
1.5 Cupcake 3 0.3%