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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 i...

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:


Android 12 Beta 5 Update, Official Release Is Next!

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering

We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of Android 12! As we put
the finishing touches on the new version of Android, today we’re bringing you
a final Beta update to help you with...

Celebrating Some Of The Best Indie Games

Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing

In June this year we opened applications for our
Indie Games Accelerator, a mentorship program to help top mobile game startups achieve their full
potential, as well as f...

Working Towards Android App Excellence

Posted by Jacob Lehrbaum Director of Developer Relations, Android

Great app experiences are great for business. In fact, nearly three-quarters of Android app users who leave a 5 star review on Google Play mention the quality of their exper...

Android 12 Beta 4 And Platform Stability

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering

Today we’re bringing you the fourth Beta of Android 12, and moving into the final phase of the release. We’ve built Android 12 with a new UI that adapts to you, performance improvements, privacy and s...

Sharing Tiles With Your Smartwatch Users:

Posted by Jeremy Walker, Engineer

Tiles provide quick access to information and actions with a simple swipe from the watch face home screen. This gives smartwatch users more control over what information and actions they want to see, and it’s no ...

Meet Some Of The Best Indie Game Devs

Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing

During the month of June we received thousands of submissions for two of our annual developer programs - the Indie Games Accelerator and the Indie Games Festival. These program...

Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) Stable

Posted by Amanda Alexander, Product Manager, Android

We are excited to announce that Android Studio Arctic Fox is now available to download in the stable release channel. This latest release brings to life Jetpack Compose 1.0, Android's...

Preparing For Google Play’s New Safety Section

Posted by Suzanne Frey, VP, Product, Android Security and Privacy

Today, we’re announcing additional details for the upcoming safety section in Google Play. At Google, we know that feeling safe online comes from using products that are secur...

Accessing Car Hardware APIs In Your App For Cars

Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager

Building on our effort to enable developers to create app experiences across navigation, parking, and charging apps via Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack, today we’re announcing the ava...

Android 12 Beta 3 For TV Is Now Available

Posted by Wolfram Klein, Product Manager, Android TV OS

Alongside today’s Android 12 Beta 3 release for mobile, we’re also bringing the third Beta of Android 12 to Android TVs. We’re excited to bring new media features, UI improvements, and priva...

Android 12 Beta 3 And Final APIs

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering

Each month we’re bringing Android 12 closer to its final form, with innovative features, a new UI that adapts to you, performance improvements, privacy enhancements, security benefits, and much more. ...