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Cordova Android 8.1.0 Released!
By: Bryan Ellis
17 Sep 2019

We are happy to announce that we have just released Cordova Android 8.1.0! This is one of Cordova's supported platforms for building Android mobile applications.

Release Highlights

To upgrade:

cordova platform remove android
cordova platform add android@8.1.0

The most notable improvement in this minor release is the support to build .aab bundle packages.

Please report any issues you find at!

Changes include:

  • GH-827 chore: bump dependencies for release 8.1.0
  • GH-651 feat: added multiple selection for filepicker
  • GH-672 chore: compress files in /res with
  • GH-815 fix: clean command
  • GH-750 Don't request focus explicitly if not needed
  • GH-800 GH-799 (android) Stop webview from restarting when activity resizes
  • GH-764 feat: Build app bundles (.aab files)
  • GH-788 Simplify apkSorter using compare-func package
  • GH-787 Simplify and fix promise handling in specs
  • GH-784 Properly handle promise in create script
  • GH-783 Do not clobber process properties with test mocks
  • GH-782 Do not clobber console.log to spy on it
  • GH-724 Add Node.js 12 to CI Services
  • GH-777 ci(travis): set dist: trusty in .travis.yml
  • GH-779 Consistent order from ProjectBuilder.apkSorter
  • GH-778 test: use verbose spec reporter
  • GH-774 rewire workaround for NodeJS 12
  • GH-772 nyc@14 update in devDependencies
  • GH-765 ci(travis): Fix Android SDK
  • GH-713 Do not explicitly require modules from project directory
  • GH-676 Added allprojects repositories for Framework Release Builds
  • GH-699 Improve Gradle Build Arguments
  • GH-710 Fix deprecation warning in SystemCookieManager
  • GH-691 GH-690: Run prepare with the correct ConfigParser
  • GH-673 Updated Android_HOME Test to Follow GH-656 Change