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Independent versioning of Jetpack Compose libraries

Posted by Jolanda Verhoef, Android Developer Relations Engineer Starting today, the various Jetpack Compose libraries will move to independent versioning schemes. This creates the possibility for sub-groups such as androidx.compose.compiler or androidx.compose.animation to follow their own release cycles. Allowing these libraries to be...

Developer-Powered CTS (CTS-D)

Posted by Sachiyo Sugimoto, Android Partner Engineering A strength of Android is its diverse ecosystem of devices, brought to market by more than 24K distinct devices, and used by billions of people around the world. Since the early releases of Android, we’ve invested in our Android Compatibility Program as a way to ensure that devices continue...

Notes from Google Play: making Play work for everyone

Hello, As Apps Partnerships lead for Google Play, I have the amazing opportunity of meeting with many companies who share great ideas and feedback on how we can support you creating and growing successful businesses. In this latest edition of Notes from Google Play, I want to share some of your work that has inspired us, alongside what is top of mind...

#WeArePlay | Discover the people building apps & games businesses

Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing Over 2.5 billion people come to Google Play every month to find apps and games created by millions of businesses from all over the world. #WeArePlay celebrates you: the global community of people behind these businesses. Each one of you creating an app or game has...

Privacy Sandbox Developer Preview 3: Support for conversion measurement, custom audiences, and ad selection

Posted by Fred Chung, Android Developer Relations   The Privacy Sandbox on Android aims to develop new solutions that preserve user privacy and enable effective, personalized advertising experiences for apps. Since our first developer preview, we've shared progress updates and continue to engage the industry on everything from the...

Google Play @ Google I/O - 3 updates you need to know

Posted by Tom Grinsted - Group Product Manager, Google Play Here at Google Play, we’re always working on new ways to help developers grow their businesses, whether that’s by increasing installs, improving engagement, or boosting monetization. So in case you missed it, here are the top 3 new ways to grow your business that we announced...

Android 13 Beta 3 and Platform Stability

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today we’re releasing the third Beta of Android 13, taking us into the final phase of our cycle where we’re focusing on polish and performance. With Android 13, we’ve built on our core themes of privacy and security, developer productivity, and tablet and large screen support. There’s a...

Progress on initiatives to keeping Google Play safe

Posted by Krish Vitaldevara Director, Product Management, Play and Android Trust & Safety   We want to keep you updated on the privacy and security initiatives we shared earlier this year, so you can plan ahead and use new tools to safely build your business. In the past few months, we launched: Google Play SDK Index to help...

3 things to know about Android Privacy, Platform & Security from Google I/O'22

Posted by Dan Galpin, Developer Relations Engineer   Amidst the whirlwind of content at Google I/O, we shared huge announcements involving privacy, security, and the Android platform. Read on for the details, and don’t forget to watch the topic playlist on YouTube. #1: Privacy Sandbox on Android We recently released...

Submissions now open: Indie games programs to help developers grow with Google Play

Posted by Leticia Lago, P&E Developer Marketing   At Google Play we’re committed to helping developers of all sizes reach their full potential, and go further, faster. Today we’re opening submissions for our two annual programs supporting the indie game community, as they bring some of the most innovative titles to players...

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