How to set different columns for rows in android gridview

I have something similar and i solved with the new RecyclerView.

I created a Fragment with an a RecyclerView.
RecyclerView on xml:

< xmlns:android="" xmlns:tools=""
    android:id="@+id/filter_subtypes" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" />

On your Fragment/Activity (OnViewCreated in my fragment case).
I find the RecyclerView and set an Adapter- a normal Adapter class inherit from RecyclerView.Adapter< YOUR VIEW HOLDER class >
And then i create a GridLayoutManager

final GridLayoutManager mng_layout = new GridLayoutManager(this.getActivity(), TOTAL_CELLS_PER_ROW/*In your case 4*/);

Then i override this method to set a dynamic numbers of columns (cells)

mng_layout.setSpanSizeLookup( new GridLayoutManager.SpanSizeLookup() {
            public int getSpanSize(int position) {
                switch( adapterSubtype.getItemViewType(position) ) {
                    case FilterSubtypesAdapter.TYPE_LOW:
                        return TOTAL_CELLS_PER_ROW;
                    case FilterSubtypesAdapter.TYPE_HIGH:
                        return 2;
                        return -1;

With this you will get dynamic numbers of cell on your rows.

Then if you are using the same view/type view on your adapter, you will get the same w & h view. You will need to create 2 xml views for TYPE_HIGH and other view for TYPE_LOW.

So, in your adapter, you need to have 2 kind of data (1 for high images and 1 for low images).
You must override this methods

public SubtypeViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
    View view = null;
    if (viewType==TYPE_HIGH) {
        view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.item_image_high, parent, false);
    } else {
        view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.item_image_low, parent, false);
    return new SubtypeViewHolder(view, viewType);

 public int getItemViewType(int position) {
     return (list.get(position).getType()==Subtype_type.HIGH) ? TYPE_HIGH : TYPE_LOW;

I hope i was clear, any problem tell me.

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