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Today's 60-second #AndroidDev #Protip from +Roman Nurik is about screen size qualifiers.

If you have custom layouts for larger screen devices such as tablets, now's the time to stop using the -large or -xlarge resource qualifier and switch to using -swXXdp or -wXXdp qualifiers. The latter were introduced in API level 13, which basically all tablets now have support for according to the latest platform version charts [1]. That means that for basically all cases where -large would have any effect, -swXXdp can be used instead to provide more granularity.

So which actual sw or w qualifiers should you use? Here's a quick just-give-me-something starting point:

7" tablets: Instead of layout-large, use layout-sw600dp.

Example: Nexus 7 = 960×600 dp; the smaller of the two dimensions is 600.

10" tablets: Instead of layout-xlarge, use layout-sw720dp.

Example: Nexus 10 = 1280×800 dp; the smaller of the two dimensions is 800. Some 10" tablets are a bit more narrow so 720 is a commonly used switching point.

There's more to it than just that (you really want to choose switching points based on your content's minimum requirements, not on device form factor), but that's a #Protip for another day (::cough:: +Nick Butcher ::cough::).

That's it for today, if you've got any questions or related tips, let's hear them in the comments!

[1] http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html
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Google has unified all the chat clients: Talk, GTalk, Gmail Chat and Google+ Chat to Hangout.  

Its under one roof for users Windows, Android, Mac and iOS.  

UI is awesome, experience it!!
Main thing Hangout lacks is online/away/invisible indication. A big drawback!!!!!!
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I wasn't brought up to think money is everything
Because only fools believe that’s true
I wasn't raised to live out my parents dream
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I wasn't raised to walk the popular path
But to strongly pave my own
I wasn't raised with material things
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Just before hanging judge asked the prisoner "You have any last wish?"
Prisoner says Yes, i want to update my Google+ status to "I am Dead"!! lol :D
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yeah dude!! already more than 3 weeks, dats enuf for survey!!
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