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What’s new with Fast Pair

Posted by Catherina Xu (Product Manager) Last November, we released Fast Pair with the Jaybird Tarah Bluetooth headphones. Since then, we’ve engaged with dozens of OEMs, ODMs, and silicon partners to bring Fast Pair to even more devices. Last month, we held a talk at I/O announcing 10+ certified devices, […]

ViewPager2

ViewPager has been around for a number of years now, and was added in support library V22.1.0. In February 2019 the first alpha of ViewPager2 was released. In this post we’ll take a look at how ViewPager2 differs from ViewPager, and how to implement it. The main difference between ViewPager2 […]

Parcelize

A Parcel is an optimised serialisation format for Android which is designed to enable us to transfer data between processes. This is something that most Android developers need to do occasionally, but not that often. Making a class Pareclizable actually requires a little bit of effort, but there’s a Kotlin […]

HEIF Images

One of the new features in Android Q is support for High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) images, but why is this important? In this post we’ll take a look at what HEIF actually is, and understand a little about the benefits that it might offer. HEIF was developed by the […]

Kotlin named Breakout Project of the Year at OSCON

Posted by Wojtek Kaliciński, Developer Advocate, Android Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson announces support for Kotlin during the Developer Keynote at I/O 2017. Today at OSCON (the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference), Kotlin was awarded the Open Source Award for Breakout Project of the Year. There is no doubt to us why […]

Android Dev Summit 2019 Registration is Open

Posted by Sean McQuillan, Developer Advocate, Android Registration is now open for Android Dev Summit 2019! Learn, share, and connect at #AndroidDevSummit 2019. It’s a great place to learn new Android development skills, share feedback and ideas with the Android engineering team, and connect with Android developers from around the […]

What’s new for text in Android Q

Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Android Developer Advocate Displaying text is an important task in most apps, so in Android Q we’re continuing to introduce new features to support your needs and improve performance. We disabled hyphenation by default, enabled creating a typeface using multiple fonts or font families, exposed the […]

Android apps are collecting user data even after being denied permission

Over 1,000 Android apps are harvesting your data without permission A new research study revealed that more than 1,000 Android apps available in Google Play Store violated permissions to steal private data such as messages, call logs, photos and more. Researchers from UC Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), which […]