At Google I/O 2016, Google took to the stage to introduce a new way for everyone to interact with their favorite apps, without ever needing to install anything. Android Instant Apps is the name of this new process, but there hasn’t been much news regarding the release of this feature.
There may be some changes on the horizon, however, as a recent APK teardown of the Google Play Store shows Google is hiding some goodies. Mishaal from XDA Developers tore down the application and found new strings of code which may make it easy to opt-out of Instant Apps. There is also mention that a Play Store listing may show an indicator suggesting the app supports Instant Apps.
We aren’t exactly sure why you wouldn’t want to take advantage of Instant Apps as you would be able to save space on your device of choice. However, at least Google is thinking ahead and should be giving everyone the ability to opt-out at their discretion.
If you want to learn more about how Android Instant Apps will work, you can check out the video below from the Android Developers YouTube page.