Google being Goolag - Android App Bundles

Stub - expect rewrites, additions, & stuff

Last updated : 17/1/2022

What is Android App Bundles?

Android App Bundles (AAB) is a publishing format that includes an app's compiled code & resources, & defers APK generation & signing to Google, which then uses the bundle to generate & serve optimized(?) APKs for each device configuration, so only the code & resources required for a specific device are downloaded to run the app.

Benefits of AAB

While Android App Bundles can be a problem (discussed further), there's actual (debatable) benefit(s) to this "feature".

Inherent issues with AAB

A fix / workaround to AAB

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