The Amazon Appstore will support Android App Bundles soon

Peter, 16 July 2021

Starting in August, Google will require new apps submitted to the Play Store to come in the Android App Bundle (AAB) format instead of the APKs that were used until now. Amazon is not going to be left behind, the company announced that it is working on AAB support for its Appstore (which will also be the default source of Android apps on Windows 11).

The Amazon Appstore will continue to accept APK submissions from developers, in fact the submission process will not change. Bundles have several advantages over APKs as they make for smaller app downloads and enable dynamic features such as on-demand loading.

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However, not all features of bundles will be available at launch, Amazon says that some features will be enabled incrementally over time. More details will be available once Android App Bundle support in the Amazon Appstore gets closer to launch.



Reader comments

  • AnonD-1003038

What choice do I have? Well, same as on Android genius. Apple has monopoly on their own devices (that's like complaining BMW has monopoly over car engines in their cars because they only use own BMW engines). And Google has monopoly on everythin...

  • AnonD-1003038

And when you do, it'll take same amount of data to transfer, it'll just do it some other time and not on app install time. What have you just done? Delayed the inevitable. You know, you can compress all 50 modules genius. It seems it is you...

  • AnonD-1003038

It seems you don't understand it. What "choice" do you have with Android smartphones when 100% of them comes with Google preinstalled from the store? Google isn't majority player, it's monopolistic player when it comes to pho...

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