this is the latest wiki page for QGIS on Android, for the Google summer of code project page, please visit: http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/wiki/QGIS_Mobile_GSoC_2011
Package names¶QGIS for android is packaged in various apk.
- QGIS Installer: RECOMMENDED WAY of installation it is a small apk, that takes care of installing the latest available version. This installer is needed due to a limitation of 50MB per apk file on the market.
- qgis-nightly-$DATE-armeabi[-v7a].apk: these are Debug enabled builds automatically created every night based on the latest available code.
- qgis-$RELEASE_NUMBER-armeabi[-v7a].apk: these are punctual releases that are somehow tested and are created when important changes are available.
All packages including the -armeabi suffix don't include armeabi v7a optimized (but highly unstable at the moment)code that should run much faster on newish hardware (most 10" tabs support this).
the installer is a small android application the will be put on the google play store as soon as QGIS is stable enough. It allows simpe installation and update of QGIS
updating to a new version doesn't require uninstalling the previously installed app.