Google Tells Android Developers to Stop Using the Menu Button
Google is telling Android developers to stop using the Menu button when building apps and move to the Action Bar, which was introduced with Android 3.0 Honeycomb.Google is telling Android developers to stop using its Menu button and begin using the Action Bar that was introduced with the Android 3.0 Honeycomb release. Scott Main, lead tech writer for developer.android.com, penned a Jan. 26 blog post titled "Say Goodbye to the menu Button" to help wean developers off the Menu button. Cutting right to the point, Main said, "Not only should your apps stop relying on the hardware Menu button, but you should stop thinking about your activities using a 'menu button' at all."
Main said before Honeycomb, all Android-powered devices included a dedicated Menu button. "As a developer, you could use the Menu button to display whatever options were relevant to the user, often using the activity's built-in options menu," he said.
If I had to put this whole post into one sentence, it'd be: Set targetSdkVersion to 14 and, if you use the options menu, surface a few actions in the action bar with