Tablets have turned, Android apps working on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab

September 14, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Google may have said that the Android 2.2 a.k.a. “Froyo” operating system wasn’t made for tablets but some are saying that most of the apps run on the larger screen devices. Tim Bray, a developer for Android, has stated that the Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab should be a wake-up call for developers because they’re going to have to start making their apps available for these larger screened devices.

Tim Bray also stated that most apps worked fine on the Samsung Galaxy Tab and “looked terrific.” Tim advised that most developers just need to know that the bigger screen devices are about 1024 x 600 and most users will just use landscape mode. He also warned developers to stay away from “shoeboxed” apps which leave a black border around the applications.