Published on: Aug 08, 2020 by Michael P, Kuber Sharma
Updated on: Aug 24, 2020 by Michael P, Added Chrome Browser
Hello, аfter some internal discussion, we decided to make GApps build with full-fledged built-in gapps. It includes G-Play services and now some AOSP apps have been replaced with GApps.
So, as you know we have two types of builds
VANILLA and GAPPS.
Firstly, a little bit about VANILLA builds. This are without GApps (clear AOSP). Ideal for those who like MicroG, wants to use without GApps or likes to use his own preferred GApps package.
Secondly, I will inform you about GAPPS builds and the recent changes that will reflect on them from next weekly.
What it includes now and what are the changes, you ask?
Below are the GApps that will be shipped and will override AOSP alternatives in GApps build now:
- Play Services, Core apps and Play Store
- Sound Picker
- Device Personalization Services with Live Caption and etc.
- Android System WebView
All similar AOSP apps have been overwritten with GApps. You don’t have to delete or freeze them manually.
All GApps packages and another files extracted from original firmware images for Pixel4XL (coral).
Why didn’t we add more apps? You can install them yourself using Play Store. We want to give the user the maximum choice.
GAPPS builds are only available for devices with an official status.