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Android Applications Might Work On Non-Android Devices Soon!

Posted on August 30, 2022 by ORPTech Team
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Android Applications Might Work On Non-Android Devices Soon!

Google is attempting to make it simpler for developers to create Android apps that interact with various devices. According to a blog post, a new cross-device software development kit (SDK) is being introduced by Google, and it will provide developers with the tools they need to make their apps compatible with Android devices, as well as eventually non-Android phones, tablets, TVs, automobiles, and more.


The three essential functions of the SDK are to let developers find nearby devices, create secure connections between devices, and host an app's experience across numerous devices. Google claims its cross-device SDK provides multi-device communication using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ultra-wideband.


Some Use Cases Of The SDK

On its documentation page, Google lists several use cases for its cross-device SDK, and it appears that it might be helpful in a variety of situations. For instance, it might allow multiple users to select things from a menu when placing a group meal order, sparing you from having to pass your phone around the room. Additionally, it can allow you to continue reading an article where you left off while switching from your phone to a tablet, or it might even let a car's passengers share a specific map point with the navigation system.


When Will The Cross-Device Applications Release?

The cross-device toolkit is presently limited to working with Android smartphones and tablets and is only accessible as a developer preview. Although there is no specific date, Google eventually hopes to add support for "other Android surfaces and non-Android OSs," such as iOS and Windows. We generally shouldn't expect to see apps bridging the connectivity between iOS and Android smartphones any time soon because the functionality is still in its early stages. However, it will be fascinating to watch how the new feature will get implemented and whether it will make using some apps more convenient.


No doubt that individuals being able to use Android applications without an Android device will heat up the competition and force big names competing in the market to act accordingly. These developments in the sector benefit the customers because there will be more options than ever before when choosing between applications. Also the 

Android applications are going to be more accessible for everyone.


As ORPTech, we support these kinds of acts and love to see technologies being accessible to more people in different ways.



Source: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/cross-device-sdk/overview


Source: https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2022/07/announcing-cross-device-SDK-Developer-Preview-for-Android.html