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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Improving Our Code Adding an App Icon

I don't have 4 drawable folders, but I do have 4 mipmap foldders with the same -hdpi, -mdpi, -xdpi and -xxhdpi extension

Should I be using these instead of drawables? Are there any recommended resources for explaing the difference between the two of these?

1 Answer

Your using the new android studio version, I had wondered the same thing but following the instructions given using the mipmap folders gives you the same result. I don't believe there's a significant difference.

To add I did some research, and the mipmaps are for icons only, any other drawable assets should be placed in the drawable folder. Hope this helps answer your question!

Juan Alvarado
Juan Alvarado
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To add to randy's answer, if you don't have drawable folders, it's just fine to just create them. Just follow the right naming convention -hdpi, -mdip, -xdpi, etc.