Snap finally launched its new, rebuilt, Android Snapchat application that the company has been rewriting since the beginning of 2018 so that the performance of the Android version is on par with the application of iOS
While there are practically no changes to the actual user interface or navigation for Snapchat, the new application should be faster, slower and with fewer errors than the previous version.
As Android Authority is related in an interview with members of the Snapchat development team, the rewrite has been working for a while. Snap first tried to simply solve the problem with the previous application, but finally realized that he would have to rewrite the Android version from scratch to achieve the results the company wanted.
The new application is designed to take into account things like the huge ecosystem of Android, with its wide range of hardware, especially for cameras and processors, which means that different phones can have very different capabilities.
The good news is that now that the main rewrite has been done, future updates for Snapchat on Android should be easier and faster in the future, with new features that keep pace with the iOS counterpart of the company. Or, as Snap's vice president of product Jacob Andreou said, "With this new foundation, I would not be surprised if you really see things starting to come to Android even before iOS."