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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...

What’s your MAD score?

Posted by Christopher Katsaros; Your #MADscore tabulator We’ve been talking to you a lot recently about modern Android development (MAD), through the MAD Skills series. Now it’s time to see: what’s your MAD score? From how many Jetpack lib...

MAD Skills Material Design Components: Wrap-Up

Posted by Nick Rout It’s a wrap_content! The third topic in the MAD Skills series of videos and articles on Modern Android Development is complete. This time around we covered Material Design Components (a.k.a MDC). This library provides the...

Improving urban GPS accuracy for your app

Posted by Frank van Diggelen, Principal Engineer and Jennifer Wang, Product Manager At Android, we want to make it as easy as possible for developers to create the most helpful apps for their users. That’s why we aim to provide the best locatio...

MAD Skills — Become an Android App Bundle expert

Posted by Ben Weiss, Developer Relations Engineer The Android App Bundle series of Modern Android Development has just concluded. We finished off with a live Q&A session. I was joined by Chet Haase, Wojtek Kaliciński, and Iurii Makhno to ...

The future of Kotlin Android Extensions

Posted by David Winer, Product Manager The Android Kotlin Extensions Gradle plugin (not to be confused with Android KTX) was released in 2017 and brought two new conveniences to Android development in Kotlin: Synthetics let you replace calls t...

MAD Skills Navigation Wrap-Up

Posted by Chet Haase It’s a Wrap! We’ve just finished the first series in the MAD Skills series of videos and articles on Modern Android Development. This time, the topic was Navigation component, the API and tool that helps you create and...

Introducing the Android for Cars App Library

Posted by Eric Bahna, Product Manager In August, we announced plans to expand Android Auto’s app ecosystem to enable new navigation, parking, and electric vehicle charging apps. We’ve been hard at work collaborating with our early access partners ...

Android Studio 4.1

Posted by Scott Swarthout, Product Manager Today, we’re excited to release the stable version of Android Studio 4.1, with a set of features addressing common editing, debugging, and optimization use cases. A major theme for this release was ...

Listening to Developer Feedback to Improve Google Play

Posted by Sameer Samat, Vice President, Product Management Developers are our partners and by pairing their creativity and innovation with our platforms and tools, together we create delightful experiences for billions of people around the world. Lis...

Answering your FAQs about Google Play billing

Posted by Mrinalini Loew, Group Product Manager We are committed to providing powerful tools and services to help developers build and grow their businesses while ensuring a safe, secure and seamless experience for users. Today we are addressing som...

Introducing Android 11 on Android TV

Posted by Wolfram Klein, Product Manager, Android TV We’ve been turning it up to 11 all summer long, leading up to the launch of Android 11 on mobile. Now, following right behind the mobile release, we are launching Android 11 on Android TV ...

Android GPU Inspector Open Beta

Posted by Jay Kong, Gaming and Graphics Product Manager With the rollout of Android 11 on Pixel, Android GPU Inspector (AGI) has graduated from a limited developer preview to an open beta. During the preview, AGI has been helpful in finding perf...

Turning it up to 11: Android 11 for developers

Posted by Stephanie Cuthbertson, Director, Product Management Android 11 is here! Today we’re pushing the source to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and officially releasing the newest version of Android. We built Android 11 with a focus o...

Prefer Storing Data with Jetpack DataStore

Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Android Developer Advocate, Rohit Sathyanarayana, Software Engineer Welcome Jetpack DataStore, now in alpha - a new and improved data storage solution aimed at replacing SharedPreferences. Built on Kotlin coroutines...

11 Weeks of Android: That’s a wrap

This is the final blog post for #11WeeksOfAndroid. Thank you for joining us over the past 11 weeks as we dove into key areas of Android development. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of everything we talked about during each week: Week 1 ...

11 Weeks of Android: UI and Compose

Posted by Chris Banes & Nick Butcher 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. This week, we spotlighted people & identity; here’s a look ...

Announcing Jetpack Compose Alpha!

Posted by Karen Ng, Director, Product Management Today, we’re releasing the alpha of Jetpack Compose, our modern UI toolkit designed to help you quickly and easily build beautiful apps across all Android platforms, with native access to the pl...

11 Weeks of Android: Games, media, and 5G

Posted by Dan Galpin, Developer Advocate This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. For each of the #11WeeksOfAndroid, we’re diving into key areas so you don’t miss anything. This week, we spotlighted games, media, and 5...

Getting ready for 5G on Android

Posted by Stella Loh, Product Manager, Android 5G Getting ready for 5G on Android Connectivity is the lifeblood that makes all of the experiences on our phones come alive, helping us connect, communicate, and express ourselves to the people...

Playing nicely with media controls

Posted by Don Turner - Developer Advocate - Android Media In Android 11 we've made it easier than ever for users to control media playback. This is achieved with three related features: media controls, playback resumption and seamless transfer...