Flex (2nd Generation) Release

October 16th, 2019

Clover is excited to announce that our latest device, the new and improved Flex (2nd Generation), is launching on mid-November, 2019 in the US. The Flex (2nd Generation) brings a faster processor, increased RAM, Android 8.1 support, more storage, and 4G LTE support. It also comes with a fingerprint reader.


Key highlights

The Flex (2nd Generation) comes with these exciting features.
Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
Memory - 2 GB RAM
Storage - 16 GB
Operating system - Android 8.1, multi-language support
Cellular Data - North America (C043U): 4G/LTE only; EU (C043E): 4G/LTE only; Argentina (C043L): 3G with 2G fallback
Fingerprint reader - Yes

See the complete list of specs in the developer documentation.

Takeaways for developers

Flex (2nd generation) Dev Kits will be available for purchase from mid-December 2019. Submit your updated APKs for approval by November 3, 2019.
The new Platform2 class offers similar functionality to the Platform class but does so in a dynamic manner that avoids the need to recompile your app to support new Clover devices. Actions for your apps:

  • Remove the deprecated Platform.isCloverFlex() method because it will not return true when running on Flex (2nd Generation).
  • Use standard Android methods to discover device features and to support different screen sizes.
    For example, if a Clover device supports the system feature, FEATURE_TELEPHONY, it supports mobile data.
boolean mobileData = context.getPackageManager().hasSystemFeature(PackageManager.FEATURE_TELEPHONY);

Clover will make your apps on Flex (1st Generation) available on Flex (2nd Generation) devices.