Snapchat has made an announcement today regarding the release of its new Android app. The company made this announcement via their official Twitter handle. This rebuild app will be faster and less buggy than the original app which was launched back in 2012. To make this app run smoothly, Snapchat has revamped this app from the ground level.
The decision to rebuild the Android app was made back in 2017 to make the Snapchat Android app a good performer just like the iOS app which delivers smooth performance. But in 2018, Staffs of Snapchat discovered that their Android app always tries to run the code in the background making it a bit laggy. And so, to fix this error the decision was made to rebuild the app from the ground level.
— Snapchat (@Snapchat) April 8, 2019
However, the major concern of the developers was the core issue and the variance of Android phones. In terms of iOS platform, Apple only covers some iPhone models but in terms of Android, it is supported to a variety of phones having a different processor, RAM and other specifications making it harder for developers to accommodate the eco-system on every device.
“[Android devices] don’t all behave the exact same way, right? It’s very easy for us to build an Android app that will work well on flagship devices like the Pixel 3. It’s more challenging when you have to capture the whole ecosystem, especially when the camera works very differently from manufacturer to manufacturer,” Gustavo Moura, Snapchat’s director of engineering told Android Authority in an interview.
Apart from tweaks in the performance, there are no changes done in the UI of the app. The new rebuild app is started to roll out to users in some regions and will reach globally soon.
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