Tabs using action bar vs TabHost

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http://stackoverflow.com – I want to create a simple application where I can Put tabs on the bottom of the screen Edit the physical look/appearance of the tabs On one hand, it seems that the most modern way to do this, for now, is using Action Bar: actionBar.setNavigationMode(ActionBar.NAVIGATION_MODE_TABS); But it seems to me that it is not possible to do both using the tabs from the action bar. To perform the two things I want, do I have to use TabHost, with fragments (the older way) or can I use the action bar tabs with fragments? (HowTos)