Google announced an AMA on /r/AndroidDev just a couple of days ago. The AMA is all wrapped up, so here’s everything new we heard on Reddit from the Android engineering team. Please keep in mind that this AMA was focused on developers, not for regular users of the platform. Without further ado, let’s get started.
There are many ad-blocking apps and Xposed Modules for Android devices. Some of them block ads by running a VPN service, others via host files. MinMinGuard is one of the most popular ones. It removes ads by blocking certain APIs, names, and URLs of ad providers. The most popular feature of an app is that
Xposed is one of the most popular root apps over here at XDA. As you already know, it needs root access to modify the system because it replaces app-process and ART runtime. This is something that holds back some people from using Xposed. From now on, you can run some Xposed Modules without root using
AppLockers are a great way to prevent people from getting into apps on your phone. Maybe your banking app doesn’t use any security or you have some sensitive photos in the gallery. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it’s nice to lock an app. Traditional AppLockers use a polling service to detect running processes. This
Android P Developer Preview 1 was released on March 7 for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL. The new Android version brings plenty of new features, including support for display cutouts (notch), improvements to messaging, privacy improvements, a multi-camera API, and more. We have thoroughly explored all the new UI changes in the