Android 12 Beta 4, extra!


Issues have been ramping up for the previous few months, and August was no totally different with the discharge of Android 12 Beta 4. With this replace, the Beta has achieved Platform Stability, which means it’s go-time for devs that wish to guarantee their software program is appropriate with the brand new OS.

In the meantime, Google has additionally tweaked its rankings and evaluations course of to supply a fairer and extra helpful expertise.

Information and options from Android Authority

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Information and options from Google

Android 12 Beta 4 and Platform Stability — Android 12 Beta 4 has reached Platform Stability. This implies all app-facing surfaces and behaviors are ultimate in Android 12. In different phrases: there might be no additional modifications to the official SDK/NDK APIs and it’s now secure to begin testing your apps for the massive launch. What are you ready for?

This submit contains quite a few suggestions to assist guarantee compatibility with the brand new system, so it’s price a learn for all devs.

Sharing Tiles along with your smartwatch customers — Tiles enable smartwatch customers to shortly view essential knowledge and work together with their favourite apps on Put on OS. Now Tiles might be shared with smartwatch customers by way of the Jetpack Tiles API.

Making Scores and Evaluations higher for customers and builders — This might be music to the ears of many a developer: Google is overhauling its rankings and evaluations course of on Google Play! Among the many modifications, devs can now filter evaluations to be able to shortly discover complaints pertaining to specific machine sorts. Extra upcoming options will weight rankings by area, such that poor efficiency in a single space doesn’t deliver down the general rating for an app elsewhere.

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