"Elements of Android Q" Version 0.5 Released

Subscribers now have access to Version 0.5 of Elements of Android Q, in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI/Kindle formats. Just log into your Warescription page to download it, or set up an account and subscribe!

Since Q Beta 5 did not change any APIs from Q Beta 4, there were few changes in this update.

A short new chapter was added on how to use PackageInstaller, now that ACTION_INSTALL_PACKAGE is deprecated.

Most of the remaining changes are bug fixes.

I am expecting two more updates to this book:

  • One when Android Q ships as Android 10 to existing devices, to make any tweaks based on the final shipping versions plus perhaps add a bit more of new material

  • One when the next generation of Pixel devices ships, to cover any Android Q things that are at least initially unique to those devices


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