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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...

Raising The Bar On Technical Quality On Google Play




Posted by Lauren Mytton, Group Product Manager, Google Play

App quality is the foundation of everything we do at Google Play. Android users expect a great experience from the apps and games they download, so we’re making higher-quality titles mor...

Pixel 7, The First 64-bit-only Android Phone




Posted by Serban Constantinescu, Product Manager,Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the first Android phones to support only 64-bit apps. This configuration drops OS support for 32-bit code, reducing memory usage, improving performance, and enhancing secur...

Better Device Compatibility With CameraX




Posted by The Android Team

CameraX is an Android Jetpack library that makes it easy to incorporate camera functionality directly in your Android app. That’s why we focus heavily on device compatibility out-of-the-box, so you can focus on what m...