Android Jelly Bean UI to use 3 Versions to suit all screen sizes
Often criticised in the early days was the lack of ability of Android OS’ to scale correctly to larger screen sizes (ie the original 7″ Galaxy Tab). Google want to eradicate that forever with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Fast forward a couple of years and Androids can be had in everything from a 3″ to a 13″ screen size, which can pose somewhat of a problem for an OS’ UI (user interface). The ability to scale correctly and still be functional across all screen sizes became an issue.
This is generally not an issue for iPad which only has one screen size to contend with.
We already know Google have put a lot of work into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, however news has just broken that there will be three UI variations to suit varying screen sizes with this latest iteration of the popular mobile operating system.
Apps will also be in for a redesign to suit the UI better, this doesn’t mean developers will be in for 3 re-writes of their code. It just means that they can better design their apps to suit the UI variations for the best possible user experience.
It may appear at first that the Nexus tablet is running the phone UI. However upon closer inspection, particularly with widget and app layouts, it’s obvious it is using the specially designed 7″ tablet UI.
Android Engineer Dianne Hackborn’s post on her Google+ explains the move in better detail.
This further proves to us that Google are pulling out all stops to ensure the best possible outcomes across all devices and that we as users can be comfortable in that fact.