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Huawei Quick Apps is Huawei’s alternative to Google Instant Apps

Android without Google and Google Mobile Services (GMS) is an alien concept to the average consumer, one that fundamentally alters the experience they have come to expect out of their Android smartphone. And because of certain political decisions, Huawei faces the unenviable task of convincing the world outside of China that it can provide a...

Google announces improvements to App Bundles, Instant Apps, and app management tools

Each year, Google hosts an invitation-only event called Playtime. Google invites selected developers of apps and games from the Play Store to the event to share the latest features and tips to improve their apps. At this year's event, Google announced updates to the Android App Bundle, Google Play Instant, and the Google Play Console. Android...

Playable game demos are finally possible on the Google Play Store

Have you ever came across a cool-looking game on Play Store that you're not sure if it's worth installing? From now on, you'll be able to try games on Play Store before downloading or buying them. AppOnBoard Demos are now integrated into Google Instant Apps. Any developer can give users the ability to play a...

Developers can now publish Instant Apps without a website

Google announced Instant Apps back in May of 2016 during Google I/O. For those of you that don't know, Instant Apps don't require installing on your device. You just have to tap on the 'Try Now" button and it will open instantly. This is great for media or other kinds of small apps. Even game...

Instant Apps break Package Manager’s ability to list installed apps on Android 8.0 Oreo

With the advent of Android 8.0 Oreo, we've seen a number of changes that are have improved the performance and security. Systems separated from the Android OS itself have seen revamps and improvements over the years, with Google's Instant Apps becoming used more and more. Instant Apps are a great way for site owners to...

AndroidTO 2017 Developer Talks are now Viewable on YouTube!

Over the past couple months, the XDA Portal team has covered the AndroidTO 2017 and Droidcon UK 2017 developer conference, and you can now view the talks from AndroidTO 2017 on YouTube! AndroidTO is the largest and longest running Android conference in Canada, with 8 years of conferences to date. The conference is hosted by Symbility...

Google Play Store Showcases Android Instant Apps with “Try Now” Button

Android Instant Apps were first showcased in Google I/0 2016. The premise was great: users could try out apps without the hassle of actually installing them. Instant Apps worked by breaking down a native app into small parts, which could be loaded faster and downloaded, then executed quickly. It displayed the UI screen for an...

AndroidTO 2017 Has Come To A Close: Check Out The Excellent Developer Talks On YouTube!

This year’s AndroidTO conference has just come to a close, and for the first time the XDA Portal was able to attend in person! AndroidTO is the largest and longest running Android conference in Canada, with 8 years of conferences to date. The conference is hosted by Symbility Intersect at the MaRS Discovery District in...

Google Play Store 7.8.15 Prepares for Instant Apps Support

Google Instant Apps is a feature that allows users to "stream" parts of existing Android applications so they can try the app out in its native look without having to install the app. Instant Apps requires small modifications from the developers' end, but once approved by Google to implement these changes these applications will be able to...

Android Instant Apps Starts Initial (Limited) Live Testing

At Google I/O 2016, Google previewed Android's "Instant Apps", a project that would allow users to effectively "stream" applications via partial code downloads. With Instant Apps, Google attempted to minimize the installation friction and allow developers to reach wider audiences through the web. Instant Apps are essentially a deeplink you can trigger from, for example, a Google...

Google I/O 2016 Roundup, Part 2: Virtual Reality, Android Wear 2.0, Instant Apps

At Google I/O we saw how Google is building its next evolution, and two crucial parts of this are Virtual Reality through "Daydream", and Wearables, with the former opening an entire new dimension for Android. Virtual Reality VR Mode in Android N is official, and this will allow Android to tackle the current players in the VR market, even...