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In Android 5.0 (Lollipop), the WebView has moved to an APK so it can be updated seperately to the Android platform. (WebView for Android)

I tested one of my games (Sudoku Tips for Android) on Samsung Galaxy. It seems that finally Android WebView is fast enough for mobile games!

That's great news as now you can use your HTML5 skills on mobile apps, wrap your existing HTML5 games easily as Android apps and build mobile games with very small footprint (< 5MB).

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A couple of tips still...

Avoid slide effects: I replaced all slide effects with simple popup transitions and it looks soo much more slick.

Actually I can't see any difference between browser vs. webview on my Android Galaxy Tab A or Honor 8 anymore.

Android 5 is not perfect:The game has got crashes on Android 5.0/5.1 due to webview. I probably need to change minSDK to Android 6.
 

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