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Google Play Services 4.1

The latest release of Google Play services has begun rolling out to users. It includes new Turn Based Multiplayer support for games, and a preliminary API for integrating Google Drive into your apps. This update also improves battery life for all users with Google Location Reporting enabled. Show More Summary

The Beautiful Design Winter 2013 Collection on Google Play

Posted by Marco Paglia, Android Design Team While beauty’s in the eye of the beholder, designing apps for a platform also requires an attention to platform norms to ensure a great user experience. The Android Design site is an excellent...Show More Summary

Changes to the SecretKeyFactory API in Android 4.4

Posted by Trevor Johns, Android Developer Relations team In order to encrypt data, you need two things: some data to encrypt and an encryption key. The encryption key is typically a 128- or 256-bit integer. However, most people would...Show More Summary

New Tools to Take Your Games to the Next Level

In this mobile world, games aren't just for the hardcore MMOG fan anymore, they're for everyone; in fact, three out of four people with an Android phone or tablet play games. If you're a game developer, Google has a host of tools available...Show More Summary

Bring Your Apps into the Classroom, with Google Play for Education

Posted by Shazia Makhdumi, Head of Strategic EDU Partnerships, Google Play team Google Play for Education has officially launched. It’s an extension of Google Play that’s designed for schools, simplifying discovery of educational apps and enabling developers and content providers to reach K-12 educators in the U.S. Show More Summary

App Translation Service Now Available to All Developers

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team Today we are happy to announce that the App Translation Service, previewed in May at Google I/O, is now available to all developers. Every day, more than 1.5 million new Android phones and tablets around the world are turned on for the first time. Show More Summary

Android 4.4 KitKat and Updated Developer Tools

Posted by Dave Burke, Engineering Director, Android Platform Today we are announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, a new version of Android that brings great new features for users and developers. The very first device to run Android 4.4 is the new Nexus 5, available today on Google Play, and coming soon to other retail outlets. Show More Summary

Google Play Services 4.0

Today we're launching a new release of Google Play services. Version 4.0 includes the Google Mobile Ads SDK, and offers improvements to geofencing, Google+, and Google Wallet Instant Buy APIs. With over 97% of devices now running Android...Show More Summary

Making your App Content more Accessible from Google

Posted by Chaesang Jung, Software Engineer There are many reasons to build or not to build a mobile app as part of your broader mobile strategy. For instance, while apps offer a rich user experience, users can’t access them through Google Search like they do websites. Show More Summary

Getting Your SMS Apps Ready for KitKat

Posted by Scott Main and David Braun Sending and receiving SMS messages are fundamental features on mobile devices and many developers have built successful apps that enhance this experience on Android. Some of you have built SMS apps...Show More Summary

More Visibility for Tablet Apps in Google Play

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team Android tablets are a huge developer opportunity, after becoming a breakout success with users. Fueled by the original Nexus 7 and other great Android tablets, more than 70 million Android tablets...Show More Summary

New Developer Features in Google Play Games

Posted by Greg Hartrell, Google Play Games team Mobile games are on fire right now; in fact, three out of every four Android users are playing games. Earlier in the year we launched Google Play Games — Google’s platform for gaming across Android, iOS, and the web — to help you take advantage of this wave of users. Show More Summary

Improved App Insight by Linking Google Analytics with Google Play

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team A key part of growing your app’s installed base is knowing more about your users — how they discover your app, what devices they use, what they do when they use your app, and how often they return to it. Show More Summary

Using the Hardware Scaler for Performance and Efficiency

Posted by Hak Matsuda and Dirk Dougherty, Android Developer Relations team If you develop a performance-intensive 3D game, you’re always looking for ways to give users richer graphics, higher frame rates, and better responsiveness. You also want to conserve the user’s battery and keep the device from getting too warm during play. Show More Summary

RenderScript in the Android Support Library

p.note { border-color: #258AAF; } p.note, div.note, p.caution, div.caution, p.warning, div.warning { padding: 0 0 0 10px; border-left: 4px solid; } The RenderScript Support Library lets you take advantage of the latest RenderScript features...Show More Summary

RenderScript Intrinsics

able { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0; border:0; margin:.5em 1em 1em 0; width:100%; / consistent table widths; within IE's quirks / background-color:#f7f7f7; } h, td { padding: 4px 12px; vertical-align: top; ext-align:Show More Summary

Respecting Audio Focus

able { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0; border:0; margin:.5em 1em 1em 0; width:100%; / consistent table widths; within IE's quirks / background-color:#f7f7f7; } h, td { padding: 4px 12px; vertical-align: top; ext-align:Show More Summary

Google Play Services 3.2

We've just finished rolling out the latest release of Google Play services to devices around the world. It offers better performance and greater power savings, as well as enhancements to the Location Based Services, maps, InstantBuy,...Show More Summary

Some SecureRandom Thoughts

Posted by Alex Klyubin, Android Security Engineer The Android security team has been investigating the root cause of the compromise of a bitcoin transaction that led to the update of multiple Bitcoin applications on August 11. We have...Show More Summary

ActionBarCompat and I/O 2013 App Source

Posted by Chris Banes, Android Developer Relations Following on the Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 announcements, we recently released two important tools to help you build beautiful apps that follow Android Design best practices: We released a new backward-compatible Action Bar implementation called ActionBarCompat that's part of the Support Library r18. Show More Summary

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