Soon you can download apps from the Android Marketplace without worrying whether it would work on your device or not thanks to the multiple APK (Android Packages) support introduced by Google, the maker of Android operating system.
With multiple APK files support, developers can make apps that would different hardware bearing smartphones and tablets, a feature that was absent earlier.
At the Google I/O Conference, the company promised to bring several capabilities to help developers for narrowing down the so called fragmentation. With the Multiple APK support, developers get the freedom to upload different APK files loaded with features for respectively supporting devices.
Basically, different editions of the same app vary in terms of different screen sizes or GL texture-compression formats.
Several times users get confused when the web version of Android Market would throw up an error — This App is not compatible for your device. To overcome the incompatibility and version issue, multiple APKs will aid the developers to reach out for more potential users/buyers.
Besides, developers get more freedom to implement different APIs with separate APKs and observe more control over distribution of specific files.
So whenever the Android Ice Cream Sandwich launches, it will bring better capabilities for the developers as well as users to manage their devices efficiently. With the new version of Android Market being rolled out, we suppose the multiple APK support will be visible eventually.