10 Key Android Jelly Bean Traits For VARs


Right-To-Left System

Android 4.2 brought native support for right-to-left (RTL) system text and layout for all UI elements, dialog boxes, widgets for reading and input, with automatic bi-directional mirroring. This simplifies adaptation of apps for Arabic, Hebrew and other RTL languages. Just enter a few app attributes and layout properties in the app manifest and when an RTL language is selected, Android handles the rest. New API calls for RTL to offer closer control over text and layout direction, alignment and locale, and changes to the HeirarchyViewer tool help with debugging and optimization of look and feel.