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Excelliance Tech: moving to new Android dynamic resource loading APIs for long-term compatibility

This blogpost is a collaboration between Google and Excelliance Tech. Authored by Zhuo Chen with support from Zhihai Wang, Gao Huang from Excelliance Tech. Excelliance Tech improved the stability and compatibility of their LeBian SDK by moving away from non-SDK APIs, toward stable, official APIs. Their collaboration with the Android team during...

11 Weeks of Android: Testing app compatibility in Android 11

Posted by Diana Wong, Product Manager, Android This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. For each #11WeeksOfAndroid, we’re diving into a key area so you don’t miss anything. This week, we’re spotlighting Android 11 compatibility; here’s a look at what you should know. Android 11 compatibility week This week in 11...

Bringing modern storage to Viber’s users

This blogpost is a collaboration between Google and Viber. Authored by Kseniia Shumelchyk from Google and Anton Novikov, Sergey Kozlov from Viber. As a messaging app, Viber needs to store, process and share a significant amount of data. Viber aims to give its users an easy, fast, reliable and secure communication platform by providing an intuitive...

System hardening in Android 11

Posted by Platform Hardening Team In Android 11 we continue to increase the security of the Android platform. We have moved to safer default settings, migrated to a hardened memory allocator, and expanded the use of compiler mitigations that defend against classes of vulnerabilities and frustrate exploitation techniques. Initializing memory...

11 Weeks of Android: Privacy and Security

Posted by:Charmaine D’Silva, Product Lead, Android Privacy and FrameworkNarayan Kamath, Engineering Lead, Android Privacy and FrameworkStephan Somogyi, Product Lead, Android SecuritySudhi Herle, Engineering Lead, Android Security This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. For each #11WeeksOfAndroid, we’re diving into a key...

Full spectrum of on-device machine learning tools on Android

Posted by Hoi Lam, Android Machine Learning This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. Each week we’re diving into a key area of Android so you don’t miss anything. Throughout this week, we covered various aspects of Android on-device machine learning (ML). Whichever stage of development be it starting out or an established...

Read Along: Grow child literacy with on-device ML design insights

Posted by Di Dang, Design Advocate From our Machine Learning-themed week together, we’ve delved into an ML Kit x CameraX Codelab, and we learned how to train your own custom models and integrate them in your Android app. In addition to the technical considerations that go into using ML, it’s important that we design our ML-based apps in a way that...

Android 11 Developer Preview on Android TV

Posted by Xiaodao Wu, Developer Advocate With the rise in quality content that’s keeping us glued to the big screen, it’s no surprise watch time on the TV continues to grow. As users spend more time in their living rooms, they are also looking to get more from their smart TVs and streaming devices. To help developers meet these needs, we are...

New tools for finding, training, and using custom machine learning models on Android

Posted by Hoi Lam, Android Machine Learning Yesterday, we talked about turnkey machine learning (ML) solutions with ML Kit. But what if that doesn’t completely address your needs and you need to tweak it a little? Today, we will discuss how to find alternative models, and how to train and use custom ML models in your Android app. Find alternative...

On-device machine learning solutions with ML Kit, now even easier to use

Posted by Christiaan Prins, Product Manager, ML Kit and Shiyu Hu, Tech Lead Manager, ML Kit Two years ago at I/O 2018 we introduced ML Kit, making it easier for mobile developers to integrate machine learning into your apps. Today, more than 25,000 applications on Android and iOS make use of ML Kit’s features. Now, we are introducing some changes...

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