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Evolving our business model to address developer needs

Posted by Sameer Samat, Vice President, Product Management When we started Android and Google Play more than a decade ago, we made a bet that a free and open mobile ecosystem could compete with the proprietary walled gardens that dominated the industry. It wasn’t yet clear what kinds of businesses would move to mobile or what apps would be successful....

Android Devs assemble: help Team Jetpack fight the bugs of chaos at #AndroidDevSummit + agenda now live!

Posted by The Android Team Excited for Android Dev Summit on October 27-28? Us too! But, before we get there, we need your help. Team Jetpack is in a brutal fight against the bugs of chaos… they are outnumbered and they need you to join their forces, defeat the bugs, and help Android restore order to the universe. Will you answer the...

Launching Data safety in Play Console: Elevating Privacy and Security for your users

Posted by Krish Vitaldevara, Director, Product Management We know that a big part of feeling safe online is having control over your data. That’s why every day we’re committed to empowering users with advanced security and privacy controls and increased agency with respect to data practices. With the new Data safety section, developers...

Announcing the Android Basics in Kotlin Course

Posted by Murat Yener, Developer Advocate We are always looking for ways to make learning Android development accessible for all. In 2020, we announced the launch of Android Basics in Kotlin, a free self-paced programming course. Since then, over 100,000 beginners have completed their first milestone in the course. ...

Compose for Wear OS now in Developer Preview!

Posted by Jeremy Walker, Developer Relations Engineer At this year’s Google I/O, we announced we are bringing the best of Jetpack Compose to Wear OS. Well, today, Compose for Wear OS is in Developer Preview after a number of successful alpha releases. Compose simplifies and accelerates UI development, and the...

Android 12 is live in AOSP!

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today we’re pushing the source to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and officially releasing the latest version of Android. Keep an eye out for Android 12 coming to a device near you starting with Pixel in the next few weeks and Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices...

Answering your top questions on Android Game Development Kit

Posted by Wayne Lu, Technical Lead Manager, Android DevRel We launched the Android Game Development Kit (AGDK) in July, and have collected some top questions from developers - ranging from AGDK libraries and tools, optimizing memory in Android, and implementing graphics. AGDK and game engines Firstly, we’ve heard...

Mindful architecture: Headspace’s refactor to scale

Posted by Manuel Vicente Vivo, Android Developer Relations Engineer Contributors: Mauricio Vergara, Product Marketing Manager, Developer Marketing, Marialaura Garcia, Associate Product Marketing Manager, Developer Marketing Executive Summary Headspace was ready to launch new wellness and fitness features, but their app...

Android Dev Summit returns on October 27-28, 2021!

Posted by the Android Team The Android Dev Summit is back! In just a few weeks, join us October 27-28 to hear about the latest updates in Android development. This year’s theme is Excellent apps, across devices, and you can learn about the development tools, APIs and technology to help you be more productive and create better apps that run...

Improved Google Play Console user management: access requests, permission groups, and more

Posted by Mike Yerou, Software Engineer, Google Play User management is an important responsibility for businesses of all sizes. The challenge is to make sure that every team member has the right set of permissions to fulfill their responsibilities, but without overexposing unrelated business data. Over the years, you’ve asked us...

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