Qt for Android

Qt for Android enables you to run Qt 5 applications on devices with Android v4.1 (API level 16) or later. All Qt modules (essential and add-on) are supported except Qt WebEngine, Qt Serial Port, and the platform-specific ones (Qt Mac Extras, Qt Windows Extras, and Qt X11 Extras).

The following configurations are supported.

Platform VersionArchitectureCompilerBuild Environment
Android 5, 6, 7, 8 (API Level 21)armv7 and x86Clang as provided by Google, MinGW 7.3RHEL 7.x (x86_64), macOS 10.13, Windows 7 (x86_64)

The following list summarizes what you can do with Qt for Android:

  • Run Widget and QML applications on the device or emulator.
  • Support for native Android style with Qt Quick Controls.
  • Handle Multimedia content in your Qt Quick 2 applications.
  • Get sensor readings and react to the changes.
  • Retrieve current position data using satellite and network information.
  • Connect and exchange data with Bluetooth and NFC-enabled devices.
  • Integrate Java code into your application using Qt Android Extras.
  • Develop secure applications using OpenSSL library.
  • Create Android Services
  • Create and deploy Application Package (APK) using Qt Creator.

The following topics provide more details about how to use Qt for Android: