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Delphi XE7 Firemonkey Hotfix With Updated Android 5 Lollipop Support

Delphi XE7 Firemonkey Android 5 Lollipop HotfixEmbarcadero has released a hotfix to correct an issue with Delphi XE7 and Android 5 Lollipop. Android 5 Lollipop has been out a couple months now but only 0.1% of users are running it (most run earlier versions) at the time of this writing. This hotfix is labeled as a beta and developer Marco Cantù has a blog post up about it which you can check out here. One of the issues had to do with publishing apps containing bitmaps. This hotfix takes care of that issue (and other issues which may have been not as visible). Apparently the root cause of the problem had to do with an exchange of array data between Firemonkey and the JNI Bridge (to Java). Android 5 uses a new kernal runtime called ART and no longer uses Dalvik. In any event if you are publishing to Android you should apply this hotfix to handle the 0.1% of users currently running the latest version of Android and new users in the future as well. The problem does not affect previous versions of Android.

Head over and download the hotfix for Delphi XE7 Firemonkey and Android 5 Lollipop on Code Central.

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