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Archived Since:June 30, 2008

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Android Things Developer Preview 4

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate for IoT Today, we are releasing the next Developer Preview 4 (DP4) of Android Things, bringing new supported hardware, features, and bug fixes to the platform. The goal of Android ThingsShow More Summary

Track your subscriptions better with the Google Play Developer API

Posted by Neto Marin, Developer Advocate Back in 2012, we introduced free trials support for Android app subscriptions. A free trial runs for a period of time that you set and then automatically converts to a full subscription based on the subscription's billing interval and price. Show More Summary

Here comes Treble: A modular base for Android

Posted by Iliyan Malchev, Project Treble team lead On the Android team, we view each dessert release as an opportunity to make Android better for our users and our ecosystem partners. One thing we've consistently heard from our device-maker...Show More Summary

Build a portfolio of apps as you improve your Android dev skills with the new Advanced Android course

Posted by Jocelyn Becker, Senior Program Manager, Android Training The Advanced Android App Development online course has been updated, improved, and extended to lead you through building a range of sample apps to learn different advanced...Show More Summary

User experience tips to help you design your app to engage users and drive conversions

By Jenny Gove, Senior Staff UX Researcher, Google Play We know you work hard to acquire users and grow your customer base, which can be challenging in a crowded market. That's why we've heard from many of you that you find tools like store listing experiments and universal app campaigns are valuable. Show More Summary

Running Android Things on the AIY Voice Kit

Posted by Ryan Bae, Android Things A major benefit of using Android Things is the ability to prototype connected devices and quickly scale to full commercial products. To further that goal, the Android Things team is partnering with AIY Projects, a new initiative to bring do-it-yourself artificial intelligence o makers. Show More Summary

Why you should localize your app or game for Middle East and North Africa

By Mohammad El-Saadi, Business Development, Google Play The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a fast growing market for app and game developers on Google Play, and localizing is crucial to making the most of the opportunity. Show More Summary

SafetyNet attestation, a building block for anti-abuse

Posted by Arindam Basu, Borbala Benko, Alan Butler, Edward Cunningham, William Luh Building innovative security features for Android app developers and their users continues to be a priority. As part of this effort, we provide SafetyNet attestation,...Show More Summary

The Google Play Awards are returning to Google I/O

Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director, Apps and Games Business Development, Google Play Drum roll please! The Google Play Awards are back again this year and will take place Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm (Pacific Time) during Google I/O,...Show More Summary

App onboarding for kids: how Budge Studios creates a more engaging experience for families

Posted by Josh Solt (Partner Developer Manager, Kids Apps at Google Play) and Noemie Dupuy (Founder & Co-CEO at Budge Studios) Developers spend a considerable amount of resources driving users to download heir apps, but what happens next is often the most critical part of the user journey. Show More Summary

Java 8 Language Features Support Update

Posted by James Lau, Product Manager Yesterday, we released Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6. Java 8 language features are now supported by the Android build system in the javac/dx compilation path. Android Studio's Gradle plugin now desugars...Show More Summary

A New Issue Tracker for our AOSP Developers

Posted by Sandie Gong, Developer Relations Program Manager & Chris Iremonger, Android Technical Program Manager Like many other issue trackers at Google, we're upgrading our Android Open Source Project (AOSP) issue tracking system to Issue Tracker. Show More Summary

FORTIFY in Android

Posted by George Burgess, Software Engineer FORTIFY is an important security feature that's been available in Android since mid-2012. After migrating from GCC to clang as the default C/C++ compiler early last year, we invested a lot of time and effort to ensure that FORTIFY on clang is of comparable quality. Show More Summary

Android O to drop insecure TLS version fallback in HttpsURLConnection

Posted by Tobias Thierer, Software Engineer To improve security, insecure TLS version fallback has been removed from HttpsURLConnection in Android O. What is changing and why? TLS version fallback is a compatibility workaround in the HTTPS stack to connect o servers that do not implement TLS protocol version negotiation correctly. Show More Summary

Changes to Device Identifiers in Android O

Posted by Giles Hogben, Privacy Engineer Android O introduces some improvements to help provide user control over the use of identifiers. These improvements include: limiting the use of device-scoped identifiers that are not resettable updating...Show More Summary

Android Things Developer Preview 3

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate for IoT Today, we are releasing the Developer Preview 3 (DP3) of Android Things, bringing new features and bug fixes to the platform. This preview is part of our commitment to provide regular updates to developers who are building Internet of Things (IoT) products with our platform. Show More Summary

Android Developer Story: Robinhood uses Android Studio to quickly build and test new features

Posted by Christopher Katsaros, Developer Marketing, Android Robinhood is a free stock trading app that allows users to buy and sell stocks commission-free in the US. It is designed to make financial investment easy for all users, even...Show More Summary

Focusing our Google Play games services efforts

Posted By James Smith, Product Manager, Google Play In order to help developers make great games and build their businesses, we offer Google Play Games Services (GPGS). GPGS provides powerful tools to build, analyze and retain your audience and optimize your game. Show More Summary

An investigation of Chrysaor Malware on Android

Posted by Rich Cannings, Jason Woloz, Neel Mehta, Ken Bodzak, Wentao Chang, Megan Ruthven Google is constantly working to improve our systems that protect users from Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs). Usually, PHA authors attempt to install their harmful apps on as many devices as possible. Show More Summary

5 tips for indie game success, from indie game developers

Posted by Sarah Thomson, BD Partnerships Lead, Indies, Google Play Games Mobile gaming is a fun place to be right now. It's a landscape seeing tremendous success year after year with great potential for additional growth and innovation. Show More Summary

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