"Elements of Android R" Version 0.1 Released
As with last year’s Elements of Android Q, this will be a small book, focusing on the changes introduced by Android R. This first version covers a fair bit of ground, including:
- Changes to scoped storage,
MediaStore, and permissions
- Data access auditing and application exit auditing
- The new package visibility restrictions
- Sharing UIs between apps using
As new developer preview releases of R roll out, I will add more chapters plus update the existing ones to reflect any behavior changes that I see in what I have covered already.
Everyone’s timelines are scrambled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so predicting what will happen in the coming months is difficult. In theory, R Developer Preview 3 should ship sometime in April. With luck, I will have an update to this book out a few weeks after that.
The AndroidX Tech site contains source code, transitive dependency details, and much more for Google’s