The SDK for Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is not even on our doorstep yet and Google are already throwing hints and tips at developers who plan on moving apps from Honeycomb over to ICS.
Early this year, Honeycomb (Android 3.0) launched for tablets. Although Honeycomb remains tablets-only, the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) release will support big screens, small screens, and everything in between. This is the way Android will stay from now on: the same version runs on all screen sizes.
Some Honeycomb apps assume that they’ll run only on a large screen, and have baked that into their designs. This assumption is currently true, but will become false with the arrival of ICS, because Android apps are forward-compatible — an app developed for Honeycomb is compatible with a device running ICS, which could be a tablet, a phone, or something else.
This is great news for developers and users alike as the Android OS structure is going to be the same on both tablets and handsets.
Posted by: John (thanks to tipster)