In this three-part series we’ve been exploring Android instant apps, a new feature that provides an entirely new way of reaching users who don’t currently have your app installed on their device. It works by making your app discoverable and accessible from any location that supports URLs, including emails, Google search results, posts on social media platforms, YouTube comments, and forums.

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In the last part of this series, Introduction to Android Architecture Components, we talked about the new Android Architecture and why it was developed. Basically, the new architecture addresses some known Android issues by offering a bundle of components tailor-made for the system. These are the building blocks of the architecture. We’ve already had a quick look at these components, so now it is time to start to deep dive into them.

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Android was introduced to the world back in 2005, and during those 12 years of existence the platform has achieved amazing success, becoming the most-installed mobile OS. During that time, 14 different versions of the operating system have been launched, with Android always becoming more mature. However, a very important area of the platform continued to be ignored: a standard architecture pattern, capable of handling the platform peculiarities and simple enough to be understood and adopted by the average developer.

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