Warning: Geeky Content!
It’s a little shocking to see just how difficult it is to customize the look and size of tabs on Android. After some experimentation and some web searching I actually ran into a post on the Polyclef Blog: Fun With Tabs in Android! In A Day Development and Polyclef Software have worked together on several projects. What a small world!
If you are having problems configuring your TabHost or TabWidget to simply use TextView labels with a reasonable height, then check out: