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Android Q&A

July 3, 2019.

Android Q.

Android Q. © Google.

The 10th version of the Android OS, dubbed “Q”, is expected to release in its definitive form in Q3 of this year. Reporters from Ars Technica sat down at length with Dave Burke, VP of engineering for Android, Iliyan Malchev, principal engineer at Android, and Anwar Ghuloum, senior director of engineering, and head of Project Mainline. This project allows Google to directly push updates of core system components of the OS without requiring an entire system update. The interview makes for interesting reading for Android developers; you’ll learn, among other things, that APEX, the name of the new system library update files, stands for Android Pony EXpress.

Ars Technica, “Android Q(&A): Android Engineers take us on a deep dive of Android Q.”