A few days ago, Google announced that starting in August, the application of the Play Store will be changed from the .apk format to the .aab format. .aab is the Android App Bundle. The advantage is that the application is a smaller, more secure key signature, custom function module delivery, etc. As soon as the news came out, there were concerns about whether the replacement of the APK means that some applications will no longer be compatible with the Harmony.
In this regard, according to media reports, Dr. Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer business software department, denied it. He also emphasized that this adjustment by Google will not affect the development of HarmonyOS. Wang explained that Google’s AAB is actually very similar in concept to Hongmeng’s Atomic Service.
It is understood that the atomization service is a future-oriented application form provided by HarmonyOS. Compared with the traditional application form that needs to be installed, the installation-free atomization service can not only meet the needs of users in different scenarios and different devices, It can also provide richer entries and more precise distribution to applications.
Industry analyst Ma Jihua said that the emergence of the .aab format may be a preparation for Google’s Internet of Things operating system Fuchsia OS, and as far as the current Hongmeng size is concerned, it does not pose a threat to Android at the early stage.