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PSA: Upgrade SQLCipher for Android Soon

SQLCipher for Android used to run afoul of Android N’s new rules for NDK apps. Zetitec just released version 3.5.0 which addresses that problem and makes other improvements as well (only one .so per platform, smaller size, etc.).

Android N is scheduled to ship in 2016 Q3… which means somewhere in the July-September range. While only a tiny percentage of Android devices will get the Android N upgrade then — and an even tinier percentage will be new Android N devices — you still should plan to upgrade your SQLCipher for Android soon. Otherwise, you will have a lot of angry Android N users pelting you with nut rolls, Nutella jars, and no telling what else.

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