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Google’s Archived APK format is a new way to free up storage on Android

Many desktop applications and games allow you to keep local data after an uninstall, but that option is less common on Android. That's especially a problem with phones and tablets, where storage is often more limited. Google is now working on a new solution baked into its development tools: Archived APKs. Google wrote on the Android...

Amazon Appstore is working on supporting Android App Bundles

About a year ago, Google announced that it would be requiring developers to use its new App Bundles format on the Play Store. We already wrote an article about this new format and why this requirement is worrying some, but here's a quick recap. App Bundles are a new way to distribute apps. By splitting up...

Google details when developers have to use Android App Bundles for publishing on the Play Store

Google on Thursday detailed when developers will have to use Android App Bundles for publishing on the Play Store. The search giant said beginning August 2021, the Google Play Console will require all new apps to publish with the Android App Bundle (.aab) format. Google first introduced the alternative app distribution format at I/O 2018 and...

Raccoon, the APK downloader for Google Play, now supports App Bundles

During Google I/O 2018, Google introduced a new app packaging model called Android App Bundles. An Android app bundle contains all of the app's compiled code and resources, but defers APK generation and signing to Google Play. The Google Play Store, through the Dynamic Delivery serving model, uses this app bundle to generate and serve...