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Things have been accelerating in the past few months, and the release of Android 12 Beta 4 in August is no different. With this update, Beta has achieved platform stability, which means for those who want to ensure that their software is compatible with the new operating system. At the same time, Google also adjusted the rating and review process to provide a fairer and more useful experience.
Android 12 Beta 4 and platform stability — Android 12 Beta 4 has reached platform stability. This means that all application-oriented surfaces and behaviors are the final version in Android 12. In other words: there will be no further changes to the official SDK/NDK API, and now it is safe to start testing your application for a major version release. what are you waiting for?
This article contains many tips to help ensure compatibility with the new system, so it is worth reading for all developers.
Share tiles with your smartwatch users — Tiles allows smart watch users to quickly view key data and interact with their favorite applications on Wear OS. Tiles can now be shared with smart watch users through Jetpack Tiles API.
Provide better ratings and reviews for users and developers — For many developers, this will be a piece of music: Google is overhauling its rating and review process on Google Play! In these changes, developers can now filter comments to quickly find complaints related to specific device types. More upcoming features will weight ratings by region, so that poor performance in one area does not reduce the overall score of apps elsewhere.
Strive to achieve excellent Android applications — Some practical tips on how to ensure that users get the best app experience!