In the post "Apply animations on layout changes using LayoutTransition" apply animation for deveice with API level 11 or higher. To apply Android 3.0 animation API on old devices, NineOldAndroids is an alternative.
remark: NineOldAndroids doesn't have LayoutTransition currently
NineOldAndroids is a Android library for using the Honeycomb (Android 3.0) animation API on all versions of the platform back to 1.0!
Animation prior to Honeycomb was very limited in what it could accomplish so in Android 3.x a new API was written. With only a change in imports, we are able to use a large subset of the new-style animation with exactly the same API.
This library also includes support for animating rotation, translation, alpha, and scale on platforms prior to Honeycomb!