"Elements of Android R" Version 0.2 Released

Subscribers now have access to Version 0.2 of Elements of Android R, in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI/Kindle formats. Just log into your Warescription page to download it or read it online, or set up an account and subscribe!

The book is up to date for Android R DP3, including a few tweaks for where DP3 changed from DP2, such as:

  • “All files access”
  • Automatic permission removal
  • Revised APIs for data access auditing
  • Package visibility

There is also a new chapter on bubbles… which looks a bit like a long-lost chapter from Elements of Android Q that I removed when they pulled bubbles from what users would see on Android 10. And, there is a partial “Other Changes of Note” chapter, including material on wireless debugging, SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW changes, and more.

So far, Google has been sticking pretty close to the published Android R timeline, which is impressive given the slight pandemic going on. Sometime this month, we should get Beta 1, and I will be aiming for another update to this book in early June covering those changes and other Android R stuff.


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