Last week, Google said that Android 2.2 was not designed to run on tablets, like Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab. Today, though, Google's Tim Bray wrote a post on the Android Developers Blog explaining that apps from the Android Market should work perfectly fine on larger-screened devices and that devices like the Tab will change Android development from now on. Bray also gave several tips to developers on how to prepare their apps for the impending tablet onslaught, explaining that devs should avoid using AbsoluteLayout and that they should have the apps calculate the device's screen size.
While not all Android tablets will have access to the Market, it's nice to know that Google is helping to educate devs on how to help make their apps tablet-ready. If there's one thing that could help Android surpass Apple's iPad and its already large install base, it's apps that work on both phones and tablets. Now that we know that Google is helping to make Android apps compatible with tablets, maybe the big G will share some info on its tablet-ready version of the OS?