Android 10 Beta Starts Now! It's time to test your apps.

Android 10 Beta Starts Now!  It's time to test your apps.

In May during our 2020 Virtual Partner Conference we announced some significant improvements to our HP Workpath Platform for Summer and Fall of 2020. One of these key enhancements include implementing Android 10 (also known as Android Q) on our upcoming FutureSmart 25.1 firmware (slated for Oct-Nov release).

Today, we are excited to provide all Workpath app developers access to a Beta version of FutureSmart 25.1 running Android 10. When FutureSmart  25.1 is officially released, we want to ensure quality and app stability for this exciting Workpath platform release. Please complete your testing by July 31 to ensure time to address any issues found.

Moving the HP Workpath Platform to API 29 will require additional testing on your part to check for compatibility with your app. And in some cases, code changes and resubmission for App Center V&V will be required.

Download the Android 10 Beta firmware and release notes from the Download page now and take it for a test drive with your app.

Please follow these steps:

1. Uninstall all apps and remove the printer from HP Command Center (if the printer had been previously added)
2. Perform a format disk operation
3. Install the Android 10 Beta firmware from a USB thumb drive
4. Configure the printer’s web proxy (if necessary)
5. Register the printer with HP Web Services (if necessary)
6. Enable LDB mode
7. Install your app using the latest HPKTool
8. Push your app’s App Attestation debug credentials using the latest HPKTool (if necessary)
9. Run your app, noting all anomalies encountered

For any anomalies found, first check the release notes for known issues. Then check your usage of the APIs. In our testing so far, most of the anomalies were actually due to the app’s incorrect use of the APIs or reliance on deprecated APIs (For example, using targetSDKVersion < 26).

If an unknown defect in the Workpath Platform is proven or even strongly suspected, please report it through the Workpath SDK support forum. Indicate in your post that you are using the Android 10 Beta firmware image.

Thank you in advance for participating in the Android 10 beta.