Backwards Compatibility, changes in 3.0 and 4.0

Significant changes in Android 3.0 included: Deprecation of navigation hardware keys (Back, Menu, Search, Home) in favor of handling navigation via virtual controls (Back, Home, Recents). Robust pattern for the use of menus in action bars. Android 4.0 brings these changes for tablets to the phone platform. Adapting Android 4.0 to Older Hardware and Apps […]

How Navigation Works in KitKat

Consistent navigation is an essential component of the overall user experience. Few things frustrate users more than basic navigation that behaves in inconsistent and unexpected ways. Android 3.0 introduced significant changes to the global navigation behavior. Thoughtfully following the guidelines for Back and Up will make your app’s navigation predictable and reliable for your users. […]