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Build sophisticated search features with AppSearch




Posted by Dan Saadati, Software Engineer, and Hanaa ElAzizi, Technical Program Manager


Introducing AppSearch in Jetpack, now available in Alpha. AppSearch is an on-device search library which provides high performance and feature-rich full-text ...

Android 12 Beta 2 Update





Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering





Just a few weeks ago at Google I/O we unwrapped the first beta of Android 12, focusing on a new UI that adapts to you, improved performance, and privacy and security at the core. For developers, Andro...

Grow your indie game with help from Google Play




Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing




At Google Play we’re committed to helping all developers thrive, whether these are large multinational companies or small startups and indie game studios. They are all critical ...

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight – May edition




Posted by Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager





The May edition of #AndroidDevJourney spotlights five Android developers from around the world and each of their own unique experiences. In January we started the #AndroidD...

Introducing Security By Design




Posted by Jon Markoff, Staff Developer Advocate & Sean Smith, Technical Program Manager





As a developer, are you struggling to figure out when to build security threat protection into your roadmap? Integrating security into your app developm...

Join us for Google for Games Developer Summit 2021




Posted by Greg Hartrell, Head of Product Management, Games on Android & Google Play




With a surge of new gamers and an increase in time spent playing games in the last year, it’s more important than ever for game developers to delight and engage ...

Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) Beta




Posted by Paris Hsu, Product & Design, Android



Android Studio Arctic Fox splash screen



Note: As we announced late last year, we've changed our version numbering scheme to match the number for the IntelliJ IDE that Android Studio is based...

What’s new in Android Privacy




Posted by Sara N-Marandi, Product Manager, Android Platform Product






People want an OS and apps that they can trust with their most personal and sensitive information. Privacy is core to Android’s product principles. As shared in the “Wh...

What’s new with Wear




Posted by Simon Earnshaw, Group Product Manager





We’re announcing our biggest update yet to the Wear platform, with new features, APIs and tools to help developers create beautiful, high quality wearable experiences. In this blog post we h...

What’s new in Jetpack




Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Android Developer Advocate






Android Jetpack is a suite of libraries, tools, and guidance to help developers follow best practices, reduce boilerplate code, and write code that works consistently across And...

What’s new with Android for Cars




Posted by Mickey Kataria, Director of Product Management



For over a decade, Google has been committed to automotive, with a vision of creating a safe and seamless connected experience in every car. Developers like all of you are a crucial part of...

What’s new in Android TV (and Google TV!)






Posted by Ben Serridge, Director of Product Management - TV Platforms and Dan Aharon, Product Manager





Today at Google I/O 2021, we announced a significant milestone for our
team: we have over 80 million monthly active devices ...

The top Google Play updates from I/O ‘21





Posted by Alex Musil, Director of Product, Google Play



This year, we announced many great new features, tools, and updates to help you make the most of Google Play. You can check out all the updates in our I/O session, or keep reading for a q...

What’s new for Android developers at Google I/O




Posted by Karen Ng, Director, Product Management & Jacob Lehrbaum, Director of Developer Relations, Android & Play



As Android developers, we are all driven by building experiences that delight people around the world. And with people depending o...

What’s new in Android 12 Beta





Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering




Today at Google I/O we unveiled the first Beta of Android 12, one of our most ambitious releases ever. We focused on a new UI that adapts to you, improving performance, with privacy and security at th...

#AndroidDevChallenge – It’s a wrap!




Posted by The Jetpack Compose Team





From delightful doggos to creative countdowns and storming weather apps, the 2000 submissions to the #AndroidDevChallenge blew our socks off. We are truly amazed at the creativity and beauty of the apps you b...

Android Studio 4.2




Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android






We are excited to announce that Android Studio 4.2 is now available to download in the stable release channel. The focus areas for this release is an upgraded IntelliJ platform and a handf...

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight – April edition




Posted by Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager






We’re wrapping up the April edition of #AndroidDevJourney by highlighting Android developers from all over the world each with their own unique experience. Early this year,...

Android 12 Developer Preview 3




Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering




Google I/O 2021 is just a few weeks away and we’re looking forward to sharing all of the latest news in Android with you soon! To take us one step closer, today we’re sharing Developer Preview 3, the ne...

Android GPU Compute Going Forward




Posted by Dan Galpin, Developer Advocate




We introduced RenderScript in Android 3.0 as a way for applications to run computationally-intensive code on the CPU or GPU without having to make use of the NDK or GPU-specific APIs. As Android has evo...

A New Standard for Mobile App Security




Posted by Eugene Liderman, Director, Android Security Strategy and Brooke Davis, Android Security & Privacy Partnerships






With all of the challenges from this past year, users have become increasingly dependent on their mobile devices to crea...

MAD Skills WorkManager : Wrap-Up




Posted by Caren Chang, Developer Relations Engineer






In case you missed it, we’ve just finished a MAD Skills series on WorkManager. We started by introducing WorkManager for those new to the library and then proceeded to talk more about advan...

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight – March edition




Posted by Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager





For the March edition of #AndroidDevJourney, we’re highlighting Android developers from all over the world with many different experiences. Early this year, we launched the #Andr...

High Performance Game Audio with Oboe




Posted by Dan Galpin




We've added the Oboe C++ audio library to the
Android Game SDK. Oboe's support of high-performance, low-latency audio across the widest range of Android devices is the right choice for most game developers.


Single AP...

Android 12 Developer Preview 2





Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering



Last month we shared the first preview of Android 12, an early look at the next version of Android. Today we’re bringing you the next milestone build in this year’s release, with more new features and c...

Android Dev Challenge Finale: Weather app




Posted by Jolanda Verhoef, Developer Relations Engineer



Let your creativity shine in the final week of the #AndroidDevChallenge! Last week we asked you to be fast, but for this final week we ask you to bring your 'A' game. Here’s the challenge:...

Boosting developer success on Google Play




Posted by Sameer Samat, VP, Product Management


Helping developers build sustainable businesses is a core part of Google Play’s mission. We work with partners every day to understand the challenges they face and help them bring their innovative i...

Android Dev Challenge: Week 3 – Speed round




Posted by Jolanda Verhoef, Developer Relations Engineer


On your marks...Get set… Wait a second! Save the date for the third week of the #AndroidDevChallenge! On March 13th, compete with other developers in your time zone; the fastest Compose skil...

An update on Android’s audio latency




Posted by Don Turner - Android Developer Relations Engineer




This article takes a look at what's changed in the Android ecosystem for audio developers recently, the audio latency of popular Android devices, and discusses Android's suitability for...

Sub-dollar pricing expansion in 20 markets





Posted by Neethi Thomas, Dafna Gal and Ashnil Dixit, Google Play


At Google Play, we’re committed to giving Android developers access to the largest possible market for your apps and games. Google Play already supports free and paid apps in over ...

Android Dev Challenge: Week 2 – Countdown timer




Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Developer Relations Engineer



3...2...1… Time for another challenge! Welcome to the second week of the #AndroidDevChallenge! We loved seeing your creative submissions in week #1 so we can’t wait to see what you’ll b...

Android Auto Apps Powered by Jetpack




Posted by Eric Bahna, Product Manager


In January, we enabled the Google Play Store to accept open testing submissions of navigation, parking, and charging apps. It’s great to see many of you developing Android Auto apps and sending us feedback th...

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight – February edition





Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager



Our second edition of #AndroidDevJourney is here! At the beginning of this year we launched the #AndroidDevJourney to share the stories of members of our community through our social platforms. E...

Low-Power Sleep Tracking on Android





Posted by Nick Grayson, Product Manager




Android works best when it helps developers create apps that people love. That’s why we are dedicated to providing useful APIs like Activity Recognition which, with the user’s permission, can detect user’...

Announcing Jetpack Compose Beta!




Posted by
Anna-Chiara Bellini, Product Manager, Nick Butcher, Developer Relations






Today, we’re launching the beta release of Jetpack Compose, our new UI toolkit designed to make it faster and easier to build native apps across all Android...

Android Dev Challenge: lift off with Jetpack Compose




Posted by The Jetpack Compose Team


Jetpack Compose is Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI. It enables you to quickly bring your app to life with less code, powerful tools, and intuitive Kotlin APIs. With the Beta of Jetpack Compose re...

MAD Skills Motion Layout: wrap-up




Posted by Chet Haase, Developer Relations Engineer




We recently finished another series of MAD Skills videos - this time on Motion Layout. We covered ways in which you can use the API and the design tool to create rich, custom, and complex animat...

First preview of Android 12






Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering


Every day, Android apps help billions of people work, play, communicate, and create on a wide range of devices from phones and laptops to tablets, TVs, and cars. As more people come to rely on the experie...

Quality to match with your user’s expectations




Posted by Hoi Lam, Android App Quality





Since the launch of Android more than 10 years ago, the platform and the user’s expectations have grown. There are improvements from user experience through material design to the importance and ad...

Announcing Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP) Alpha




Posted by Ting-Yuan Huang‎, Software Engineer and David Winer, Product Manager







Today we are excited to announce the alpha of Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP), an all-new tool for building lightweight compiler plugins in Kotlin. KSP offers si...

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight – January edition





Posted by Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager




We kicked off the #AndroidDevJourney to give members of our community the opportunity to share their stories through our social platforms. Each Saturday from January through June we’l...

Expanding the reach of your Android Auto apps




Posted by Eric Bahna, Product Manager



In December, we opened the Google Play Store for publishing new Android Auto apps to closed testing. Today, you can reach more drivers by publishing navigation, parking, and charging apps to open testing tra...

MAD Skills Kotlin and Jetpack: wrap-up




Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Developer Relations Engineer






We just wrapped up another series of MAD Skills videos and articles - this time on Kotlin and Jetpack. We covered different ways in which we made Android code more expressive and con...

Treble Plus One Equals Four




Posted by Iliyan Malchev (Project Treble Architect), Amith Dsouza (Technical Account Manager) , and Veerendra Bhora (Strategic Partnerships Manager)




Extending Android updates on Qualcomm’s Mobile Platforms


In the past few years, the latest And...

Opening the Google Play Store for more car apps




Posted by Eric Bahna, Product Manager


In October, we published the Android for Cars App Library to beta so you could start bringing your navigation, parking, and charging apps to Android Auto. Thanks for sending your feedback with our issue track...