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AGP 7.0: Next major release for the Android Gradle plugin

Posted by Murat Yener, Developer Advocate Today marks the release of the first Canary version of Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1), together with Android Gradle plugin (AGP) version 7.0.0-alpha01. With this release we are adjusting the version numbering for our Gradle plugin and decoupling it from the Android Studio versioning scheme....

Announcing Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) & Android Gradle plugin 7.0

Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager Today marks the release of the first version of Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) on the canary channel, together with Android Gradle plugin (AGP) version 7.0.0-alpha01. With this release, we are adjusting the version numbering of Android Studio and our Gradle plugin. This change decouples the Gradle plugin...

Aligning thousands of Billie Eilish covers in an infinite music video experiment

Posted by Google Creative Lab “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish is one of the most-covered songs on YouTube, inspiring thousands of fans to upload their own versions. To celebrate all these covers, YouTube and Google Creative Lab built an AI experiment to combine all of them seamlessly in the world’s first infinite music video: Infinite Bad Guy....

Irem from Turkey shares her groundbreaking work in TensorFlow and advice for the community

Posted by Jennifer Kohl, Global Program Manager, Google Developer Groups Irem presenting at a Google Developer Group event We recently caught up with Irem Komurcu, a TensorFlow developer and researcher at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Irem has been a long-serving member of Google Developer Groups (GDG) Düzce and also serves as...

Passionate former DSC lead Irene inspires others to learn Google technologies with her new podcast and more

Posted by Erica Hanson, Global Program Manager, Google Developer Student Clubs (Irene (left) and her DSC team from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (photo prior to COVID-19) Irene Ruiz Pozo is a former Google Developer Student Club (DSC) Lead at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena in Murcia, Spain. As one of the founding members,...

Celebrating devs from Brazil on Black Consciousness Day

Posted by Patricia Correa - Director, Global Developer Marketing Today is Black Consciousness Day in Brazil, a country where over 55% of the population identifies as Black. To commemorate, we are showcasing local developers who create apps, games and websites. Watch this video to hear about their journeys, tips and passions. Meet the founders...

Coral makes edge AI even more accessible in 2020

Posted by the Coral team Since we launched Coral back in March 2019, we’ve added a number of new product form factors to accommodate the many ways users are adding on-device ML to their products. We've also streamlined the ML workflow and added capabilities like model pipelining with multiple Edge TPUs for an easier and more robust developer experience....

Welcome Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to the Bazel ecosystem

Posted by Joe Hicks, Product Manager, Core Developer After significant investment in understanding how best to build the Android Platform correctly and quickly, we are pleased to announce that the Android Platform is migrating from its current build systems (Soong and Make) to Bazel. While components of Bazel have been already checked into the...

The digital wallet is here to stay. It’s time for your business to cash in.

Posted by Cole Stuart, Google Pay Product Marketing Digital wallets are rapidly growing in popularity, as adoption from users and acceptance from businesses has expanded significantly over recent years. As we have seen in recent months, this trend towards digital payments over traditional card or cash transactions has only accelerated during the COVID-19...

Get ready for BazelCon 2020

Posted by Joe Hicks, Product Manager, Core Developer With only 24 hours to go, BazelCon 2020 is shaping up to be a much anticipated gathering for the Bazel community and broader Build ecosystem. With over 1000 attendees, presentations by Googlers, as well as talks from industry Build leaders from Twitter, Dropbox, Uber, Pinterest, GrabTaxi,...

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