The latest version of our official Android app is now out. It’s been almost exactly a year since this project of ours officially graduated from beta.
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For the past year, we’ve been listening to your feedback and monitoring app vitals and stability. The latest version 1.2 is almost entirely dedicated to squashing bugs and improving the experience.
Small, yet annoying things, like inconsistent back button behavior or automatic page refreshes in the middle of writing a comment should be a thing of the past. In an effort to keep up with Android OS developments, the GSMArena app now sports automatic dark mode toggling, which follows the system-wide setting by default. You can also force the app to stick to your preferred theme, of course.
Beyond cosmetic and behavioral changes, a lot of effort was also put into major code upgrades, re-writing and migration to new support libraries. In another big move, we upgraded our server hardware and software across our desktop and mobile sites. All of this should result in snappier and more responsive behavior and shorter loading times all around. Plus, Unicode support is now a reality, which means you can use emojis in you comments.
New dark mode and Unicode support
In order to get the best and most up-to-date experience on Android, you should make sure that you are running V1.2 of the app (you can check the version number in the settings menu). If not, head on over to the Google Play Store and get the update.
Also, be sure to report any odd behavior across the site on all platforms, so we can continue to identify issues and improve our products. All of these are in-house projects, created and maintained by our team with a lot of love and effort and we’ll continue doing our best to make them as much as possible.