Elements of Android R

2020 brought us a new version of Android, Android 11 (code-named “R”)!

Each new release brings new opportunities and new challenges for Android developers. Many of the new challenges are extensions of the problems introduced in last year’s Android 10. So, if you are worried about further changes to storage or permissions, or you are nervous about new restrictions being placed on developers, this book is for you!

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. Note that the HTML edition will be taken down at the end of 2025, as this book will be rather old at that point. However, the downloadable forms (PDF, etc.) will still be available.

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The Table of Contents

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  • Storage Shifts
  • MediaStore Modifications
  • Permission Permutations
  • Auditing Alternatives
  • Package Visibility
  • Sharing UIs
  • Conversations and Bubbles
  • Security Stuff
  • Device Controls
  • Other Changes of Note