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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...

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 ...