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The New HTTPS Report In Search Console


Google Search Console has a new report called HTTPS, which provides more information regarding the HTTPS status of the site
and make it easier to understand which pages are not served over HTTPS, and why not. Use this report to get insight...

Privacy Sandbox: Developer Preview 5 Is Here!




Posted by Fred Chung, Android Developer RelationsToday, we’re releasing the Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview 5 ‒ it’s a major milestone that will become the foundation for upcoming Privacy Sandbox Beta releases.We appreciate that ma...

Announcing The New Guide To Android App Modularization

Posted by Miłosz Moczkowski, Developer Relations Engineer, Android





As your app grows in size and complexity, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage, build and scale. One way to address this challenge is a software technique called modular pro...

Wear OS Tiles Material Library: Build Tiles, Fast.




Posted by Anna Bernbaum, Product Manager, Ataul Munim, Developer Relations Engineer

We are excited to announce the launch of the Tiles Material library! Now, instead of building buttons, progress arcs and more from scratch, you can use our pre...

CameraX 1.2 Is Now In Beta




Posted by Donovan McMurray, CameraX Developer Relations Engineer






As part of Android Jetpack, the CameraX library makes complex camera functionality available in an easy-to-use API, helping you create a best-in-class experience that works consi...

How The Chrome Team Uses Chrome

Before Chrome browser was even launched, the Chrome team was working behind the scenes to create a different browsing experience: one that was both personalized and helpful. This mission has remained central to the Chrome team’s values as we continuous...

More Content By People, For People In Search

Many of us have experienced the frustration of visiting a web page that seems like it has what we’re looking for, but doesn’t live up to our expectations. The content might not have the insights you want, or it may not even seem like it was created for...

Building Language Models, One Story At A Time

One-third of the world's languages are spoken in Africa, but less than 1% of African languages are represented online. This is significant because the language you speak, write or sign shapes your online experience. Language is the cornerstone of your ...

How A Career In Cloud Technology Led Johnson To Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, apprentices and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Johns...

Helping People Understand AI

If you’re like me, you may have noticed that AI has become a part of daily life. I wake up each morning and ask my smart assistant about the weather. I recently applied for a new credit card and the credit limit was likely determined by a machine learn...

Google Workspace Individual Is Now Available In Europe

We launched Google Workspace Individual over a year ago to help solo business owners reach new customers and bring their big ideas to life. Since then, customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and Australia have all used it to grow, run and...

5 Apps Making Their Mark In Asia Pacific And Beyond

Google Play turned 10 this year, and we’ve been keeping the celebrations going with local developer communities around the world. It’s an extra special occasion in Asia Pacific, which is home to one of the largest app developer populations (nearly a th...

A Climate And Clean Energy Renaissance In The U.S.

The climate and energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 represent the most comprehensive investments to combat climate change in U.S. history. These investments offer the opportunity to bring about a renaissance of American-made clean ...

Celebrating 5 Years Of Kotlin On Android

Posted by Márton Braun, Developer Relations EngineerFive years ago, at the 2017 Google I/O Keynote, we did something we had never done before: we announced official support for a new programming language to build Android apps with: Kotlin. It was great...

Community In Times Of Need: DevFest For Ukraine

Each year, Google Developer Groups (GDGs) come together for DevFest conferences around the world – not only to exchange knowledge and share experiences, but also to get inspired, celebrate the community and simply be together. It’s a cheerful gathering...

Making Robots More Helpful With Language

Even the simplest human tasks are unbelievably complex. The way we perceive and interact with the world requires a lifetime of accumulated experience and context. For example, if a person tells you, “I am running out of time,” you don’t immediately wor...

Bringing Readers Even More Local News

Local news is local knowledge. It’s shared understanding. It’s a chronicle of the places we live and the culture that defines them. Local news is essential to people and their communities. But at the same time, we also recognize the job of gathering an...

Android 13 Is In AOSP!

Posted by Seang Chau, VP of Engineering









Today we’re pushing the Android 13 source to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and officially releasing the newest version of Android. For developers, Android 13 is focused on our core themes ...

Lucky Number Android 13: The Latest Features And Updates

Android 13 helps ensure your devices feel unique to you – on your terms. It comes jam-packed with new capabilities for your phone and tablet, like extending app color theming to even more apps, language settings that can be set on an app level, improve...

Build Apps For The New Samsung Devices






Posted by Diana Wong (Android Product Manager), Kseniia Shumelchyk (Developer Relations Engineer) and Sara Vickerman (Android Developer Marketing)

This week, Samsung launched the latest devices to come to the Android ecosystem at their Galaxy Unp...

Survey Shows How People Decide What To Trust Online

Alex Mahadevan is director of MediaWiseat the Poynter Institute. He has taught digital media literacy to thousands of middle and high schoolers, and has trained hundreds of journalists from around the world in verification and digital investigative too...

New In Structured Data: Pros And Cons


Product reviews are a valuable resource for users researching which product to buy.
Product reviews often contain a list of pros and cons, which our research has shown
to be popular with shoppers when making their purchasing decision...

Simplifying Measurement With The Google Tag

Measurement is the bedrock of digital advertising. Accurate measurement relies on robust tagging to help you reach people who have visited your website or app. It also serves as the foundation of a privacy-centric measurement strategy revolving around ...

Google Play Indie Games Festival: Finalists Revealed







Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing



The Indie Games Festival shines a spotlight on some of the best games on Google Play, and celebrates the passion and creativity that small games studios bring to gamers worldwide....

Prepare Your App To Support Predictive Back Gestures








Posted by Jason Tang, Product Management, Diego Zuluaga, Developer Relations, and Michael Mauzy, Developer Documentation



Since we introduced gesture navigation in Android 10, users have signaled they want to understand where a back gesture wi...

Jetpack Compose 1.2 Is Now Stable!




Posted by Jolanda Verhoef, Android Developer Relations Engineer




Today, we’re releasing version 1.2 of Jetpack Compose, Android's modern, native UI toolkit, continuing to build out our roadmap. This release contains new features like downloadable...

Celebrating 10 Years Of Google Play. Together.







Posted by Purnima Kochikar, VP of Partnerships, Google Play



This week we are celebrating ten years of Google Play. Over the past decade, your creativity combined with our investment in a global platform has created a thriving app ecosystem....

Final Android 13 Beta Update, Official Release Is Next!




Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Director, Android Developer Relations



We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of Android 13! As we put the finishing touches on the next version of Android, today we’re bringing you Beta 4, a final update...

Announcing The New Search Console Video Index Report

To help you understand the performance of your videos on Google, and identify possible areas of
improvement, Search Console is launching a new report called Video indexing. We will roll out
this change gradually over the next few months, so...

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.compil...

Googlebot And The 15 MB Thing

We're addressing some questions we've received the past few days in response to our
documentation update about Googlebot handling up to 15 MB of data on request.

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...

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 fro...

Celebrate Publisher Stories On Our New Website

10:25Publishers create the blogs, news, games, tools and videos we all enjoy. But we don’t always get to see the work that goes into building the content on the internet we know and love today. In 2021, the commercial internet helped generate 17 millio...

May 2022 Core Update Releasing For Google Search

Several times per year, we make substantial improvements to our overall ranking processes,
which we refer to as core updates. Core updates are designed to increase the overall
relevancy of our search results and make them more helpful and u...