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Android Studio Electric Eel




Posted by Paris Hsu, Product Manager, Android DeveloperAndroid Studio Electric Eel splash screenToday, we are ⚡️electrified⚡️ to announce the latest stable release of the official IDE for building Android applications: Android Studio Electric E...

Extending The Android SDK




Posted by Anton Hansson, Software EngineerAndroid 10 and higher support Modular System Components that allow us to expedite functional and security updates to the Android ecosystem outside of major API level releases and make new functionality backw...

Android Developers: A Big Thank You For A Great 2022!

Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Director, Android Developer Relations


This past year was a special one for the Android community, from the release of Android 13, a big investment in tablets and large screens, the latest in wearable technology to all of t...

Notes From Google Play: Growing For The Next Decade




Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Vice President of Play Partnerships
Hello everyone,


This year, Google Play celebrated our first decade of partnering with your businesses. So whether you just launched your first app or game, or have been with us since...

Per-App Language Preferences – Part 2




Posted by Neelansh Sahai Android Developer Relations Engineer (on Twitter and LinkedIn)Context


In part 1 of the Per-App Language Preferences blog, we discussed what the feature is, how developers benefit from it, how to implement the feature, and ...

Android 13 For TV Is Now Available




Posted by Wolfram Klein, Product Manager, Android TV OSToday we’re releasing the newest version of Android TV OS, Android 13 for TV! This latest release brings further improvements in performance and accessibility to help our developers build engag...

TAG Bulletin: Q4 2022

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Per-App Language Preferences – Part 1




Posted by Neelansh Sahai Android Developer Relations Engineer (on Twitter and LinkedIn)What if you have a set of users who are quite fluent in English, Hindi, and Spanish, and they have a news app on their phones and prefer to read the news in Hindi...

App Bundles For Google TV And Android TV




Posted by Josh Wentz, Product Management, Google TV




TLDR: Google TV and Android TV will be requiring Android App Bundles that are archivable starting in May 2023 to save storage for users.



Over the past few decades, TV has transformed fr...

Introducing Camera Viewfinder





Posted by Francesco Romano, Developer Relations Engineer, AndroidOver the years, Android devices have evolved to include a variety of sizes, shapes, and displays, among other features. Since the beginning, however, taking pictures with your phone h...

Helping Families Find High-Quality Apps For Kids




Posted by Mindy Brooks, General Manager, Kids and FamilyApps play an increasingly important role in all of our lives and we’re proud that Google Play helps families find educational and delightful experiences for kids. Of course, this wouldn’t be po...

Preparing For The Android Privacy Sandbox Beta




Posted by Ryan Fitzgibbon, Product ManagerIn February we announced the Privacy Sandbox on Android, with the goal of bringing new, more private advertising solutions to mobile.

Over the course of 2022, we've published design proposals and released a...

Platform Track At Android Developer Summit ’22




Posted by Dan Galpin (@dagalpin), Developer Relations EngineerToday marks the final track for Android Developer Summit: the Platform Track, focused on developer features and guidance around Android 13. With your help, we're making the platform more ...

Continuing Our Commitment To User Choice Billing




Posted by Paul Feng, Vice President, Product ManagementBuilding on Android’s long history of continuously evolving to provide users and developers more flexibility and choice, we announced earlier this year that we would begin exploring expanded bil...

Form Factors At Android Developer Summit ‘22




Posted by Alex Vanyo, Developer Relations EngineerThe Android Developer Summit is live with the second stop on our world tour - and we are thrilled to give you the latest updates on Android form factors! Discover the latest tools, APIs and guidance ...

“Reach” Your Users On Large Screens




Posted by Diana Wong, Product Manager, Android

Large screen devices like foldables and tablets mean your users have more screen to interact with. But they also can make it more difficult for those users to reach certain parts of their screen. R...

Your AdSense 2022 Holiday Checklist

With the peak holiday season just around the corner, let’s make sure your AdSense account and site are ready to make the most of every revenue opportunity.Get started with our three-step checklist:Step 1: Know your numbers.Check your seasonality patter...

Simplifying Privacy-safe Ads Personalization

With many browsers blocking the use of third-party cookies, first-party cookies offer a privacy-first way for publishers and advertisers to create more relevant and engaging experiences for people who engage with their sites or apps. Large publishers w...

Unlocking The Full Value Of Consent Mode

Data is at the core of important marketing decisions and privacy is at the forefront of consumer trust. As people exercise more control over how their data is collected and used, advertisers are turning to solutions that can capture valuable insights w...