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Modern app and game distribution on Google Play

Posted by Kobi Glick, Product Lead, Google Play Today we’re kicking off Playtime, our annual event series where we host developers from all over the world to discuss features and best practices to help you grow your apps and games businesses. Last month’s Android Dev Summit focused on modern Android […]

Privacy protections for physical activity in Android 10

Since Google Fit was released in 2015, apps with an abundance of features for health and fitness tracking have integrated with the Google Fit APIs. Over the years, the number of users using Google Fit as a central repository for their fitness and wellness data has grown significantly. With Android […]

Introducing Google Play Points in the U.S.

Posted by Paul Feng, Product Manager, Google Play At Google Play, we continue to build new experiences to delight users and help developers succeed. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Google Play Points rewards program is expanding to the United States following successful launches in Japan and Korea, where […]

One Biometric API Over all Android

Posted by Isai Damier, Android Developer Platform Engineering (@isaidamier) Kevin Chyn, Android Framework Curtis Belmonte, Android Framework With the launch of Android 10 (API level 29), developers can now use the Biometric API, part of the AndroidX Biometric Library, for all their on-device user authentication needs. The Android Framework and […]

High engagement, larger screens: How Android developers can reach users on any device

Posted by Allan Livingston, Product Management Director, Chrome OS App Ecosystem Android fuels mobile apps on devices that range far beyond your typical small-screen smartphone, from new Chromebooks like the lightweight, high-performance Google Pixelbook Go to multi-display devices and foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Not to mention the […]

A modern approach to Android development, with Jetpack Compose and more!

Posted by Stephanie Cuthbertson, Director, Product Management Modern Android Development today Perhaps as a consequence of Android’s flexibility, we often get asked by developers what does the Android team recommend when it comes to building apps? You’ve told us: you love our openness..but you’d also love us to marry it […]

Android Developer Challenge: helpful innovation, powered by On-Device Machine Learning + you!

Posted by The Android team Developers like you have always played an important role in shaping the direction of Android, fueling the wave of Android innovation. It’s the reason that when we first launched the SDK for Android 10+ years ago, we simultaneously announced the Android Developer Challenge: a way […]

Bill Gates blames Windows Phone failure on the U.S. antitrust lawsuit

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates in an earlier interview at Village Global this year had revealed that missing the Android opportunity to Google was his “greatest mistake ever”. Elaborating further on this topic, the former Microsoft CEO while speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook conference on November 6 said that people would have been using […]

BottomNavigationView: Animating Icons

There is an occasional series on Styling Android which covers techniques for creating Animated Icons as AnimatedVectorDrawable and AnimatedStateListDrawable. These are quite easy to use when using them inside a standard ImageView, but there can be other scenarios where they can be a little trickier to get working, and one […]