Ingress APK Teardown [1.94.0]
Hello everyone. Welcome back to another teardown. Currently a new apk is on a 1% roll out to a Google Play Store near you. This apk carried with it some very interesting changes. Including a new item and more for the upcoming Obsidian anomalies!
First off, we have an additional density qualifier added. For those understanding of the Android density system. xxxhdpi support was added. This I believe is 640dpi and packs higher quality images for assets used among the application. However, initial reports are the graphics and resolution is not quite right on devices in which xxxhdpi is used.
For example, below is a side by side comparison of the xxxhdpi image and the xxhdpi image of the Level 16 level up graphic. You can see the difference.
Lawson Power Cube (Boosted Power Cube)
First talked about in our previous post. This item has an official name.
<string name="ENUM_MAP_RESOURCE_TYPE_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE">Lawson Power Cube</string>
<string name="ITEM_DESCRIPTION_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE" />
As you can see. Niantic has intentionally blanked the description of this item. They must be upset with someone spoiling the ideas of their items. We did get some more strings of the item in use.
<string name="ENUM_MAP_USE_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE_SERVER_ERROR">Invalid Power Cube.</string> <string name="ENUM_MAP_USE_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE_FAIL_NOT_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE">Invalid Power Cube.</string> <string name="ENUM_MAP_USE_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE_FAIL_NOT_IN_PLAYER_INVENTORY">Not in inventory.</string> <string name="ENUM_MAP_USE_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE_FAIL_BOOSTED_POWER_CUBE_ALREADY_IN_USE">Item already active.</string>
From these strings. It seems we can activate the cube. The class that this cube is from, also has the variables xmRemaining and xmGained.
We also have some sounds, if you are interested in hearing ADA’s voice say it.
speech_boosted_cube – 10 percent
speech_boosted_cube – activated
speech_boosted_cube – disengaged
These sound files, especially “engaged” and “disengaged” makes me infer that you have to choose to activate this item that then might supplement your current energy. Allowing you to attack longer without using a power cube.
We talked about the “XM Tank” in the previous post. With the release of this apk, the values used in the XM Tank per level have changed. The new levels are listed below.
|6||29, 250 XM|
Basically each level got an increase. We still don’t know how this XM Tank plays into use with the Lawson Power Cube. It seems to be an additional level of energy (XM), that you can use. I don’t believe this item drops at level 1-16. I think it will be a single addition that changes with your current level.
Upsight was updated to 4.0.5 and now includes
- Distance to Portal
- Days Inactive
However in my testing both those values are set to “-1.0” on every request. If this makes no sense to you. Have a read at the teardown where we discovered Upsight. Or the TLDR – Upsight is an Ingress customized version of Analytics sending bits of data every once in awhile.
Two new beacons will be joining us.
- Beacon – Initio
- Beacon – Obsidian
<string name="POWERUP_DESCRIPTION_OBSIDIAN_BEACON">Display Obsidian symbol above target Portal for 4 hours.</string> <string name="POWERUP_DESCRIPTION_INITIO_BEACON">Display Initio symbol above target Portal for 4 hours.</string>
Initio is interesting. Haven’t heard about Initio since Interitus.
A new checkbox showed up in OPS -> Device -> Notifications.
- Events and Opportunities.
This will probably alert players of upcoming events/anomalies in there area. This is good, because there are a fair deal of players who aren’t connected in Google Plus for news of such events.
This version was built on February 17 and obtained on February 21. This version had a solid amount of changes. Anxious for the finalization of the Lawson Cube. I’ll see some of you at Orlando Obsidian!