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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...

Making permissions auto-reset available to billions more devices

Posted by Peter Visontay, Software Engineer; Bessie Jiang, Software Engineer Contributors: Inara Ramji, Software Engineer; Rodrigo Farell, Interaction Designer; James Kelly, Product Manager; Henry Chin, Program Manager. Most users spend a lot of time on their smartphones. Whether working, playing games, or connecting with friends,...

App performance to drive app excellence

Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Director Android Developer Relations In our previous blog post in this series, we defined app excellence as “creating an app that provides consistent, effortless, and seamless app user experiences. It is high performing and provides a great experience, no matter the device being used.” Let’s focus...

Wear OS Jetpack libraries now in stable!

Posted by Jeremy Walker, Engineer In order to help you develop high quality Wear OS apps, we have been busy updating the Android Jetpack Wear OS libraries and recently delivered the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries: Library Featured functionality wear Lay out elements in an...

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