Android 3.2 Honeycomb now available. Fixes SD card issues and sub 10-inch display.

Android 3.2 is available as of this week to users and developers. This incremental release will fix OS Android 3.1 Honeycomb issues manufacturers had with sub 10-inch tablets among other improvements.

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Here are some of the highlights of Android 3.2:

Optimizations for a wider range of tablets. A variety of refinements across the system ensure a great user experience on a wider range of tablet devices.

Compatibility zoom for fixed-sized apps. A new compatibility display mode gives users a new way to view these apps on larger devices. The mode provides a pixel-scaled alternative to the standard UI stretching, for apps that are not designed to run on larger screen sizes.

Media sync from SD card. On devices that support a removable SD card, users can now load media files directly from the SD card to apps that use them.

Extended screen support API. For developers who want more precise control over their UI across the range of Android-powered devices, the platform’s screen support API is extended with new resource qualifiers and manifest attributes, to also allow targeting screens by their dimensions.

The first dual-core tablet to come out pre-loaded with Android 3.2 will be Huawei’s Mediapad 7-inch tablet due later this year. In the meantime, manufacturer such as Motorola have already started rolling out Android 3.2 for the Motorola Xoom tablet. Other manufacturers such as Acer with the Iconia Tab 500, Toshiba with the Thrive and Samsung with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are also rolling out updates.

[Via android-developers]

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