Elements of Android Q

2019 has given us a new version of Android, Q!

As usual, Android Q changes some things that affect developers and apps. This book profiles those changes and helps point out what you need to do to adjust your app to cope with those changes. So, if you are worried about the death of external storage and other things that Q brings with it, this book is for you!

Right now, this book is mostly complete, as Q Beta 4 should bring an end to Google's changes to the Android Q APIs. There will be a couple of additional updates as Android Q gets released and the next generation of Google's Pixel devices ships.

This book is published in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI/Kindle formats, for use in your favorite digital book reader. Or, read directly in your Web browser on the Warescription site, complete with full-text searching.

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The Table of Contents

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  • Welcome to Android Q!
  • The Death of External Storage
  • Using MediaStore
  • Location Access Restrictions
  • Share Targets
  • Dark Mode
  • Gesture Navigation
  • Other Changes of Note
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What's New

  • Rewritten chapter covering the "scoped storage" effects on external storage
  • Small chapters added for dark mode and gesture navigation
  • Other updates for Q Beta 4


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