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Meet some of the best indie game devs

Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing During the month of June we received thousands of submissions for two of our annual developer programs – the Indie Games Accelerator and the Indie Games Festival. These programs support the growth of small games studios on Google Play. Every year we’re […]

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Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) Stable

Posted by Amanda Alexander, Product Manager, Android We are excited to announce that Android Studio Arctic Fox is now available to download in the stable release channel. This latest release brings to life Jetpack Compose 1.0, Android’s new toolkit for building native UI. The release also focuses on devices, including […]

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Jetpack Compose is now 1.0: announcing Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI

Posted by Anna-Chiara Bellini, Product Manager, Nick Butcher, Developer Relations Today, we’re launching version 1.0 of Jetpack Compose, Android’s modern, native UI toolkit to help you build better apps faster. It’s stable, and ready for you to adopt in production. We have been developing Compose in the open with feedback […]

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Preparing for Google Play’s new safety section

Posted by Suzanne Frey, VP, Product, Android Security and Privacy Today, we’re announcing additional details for the upcoming safety section in Google Play. At Google, we know that feeling safe online comes from using products that are secure by default, private by design, and give users control over their data. […]

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Announcing Policy Updates To Bolster Privacy and Security

Posted by Krish Vitaldevara, Director, Product Management We are always looking to make Google Play a safer and more trustworthy experience for developers and consumers. Today, we’re announcing new policy updates to bolster user control, privacy, and security. Giving users more transparency into data privacy and security We’re sharing our […]

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Accessing car hardware APIs in your app for cars

Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager Building on our effort to enable developers to create app experiences across navigation, parking, and charging apps via Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack, today we’re announcing the availability of CarHardwareManager APIs as part of version 1.1 alpha02 to get developer […]

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Allowing developers to apply for more time to comply with Play Payments Policy

Posted by Purnima Kochikar, VP Play Partnerships Every day we work with developers to help make Google Play a safe, secure and seamless experience for everyone, and to ensure that developers can build sustainable businesses. Last September, we clarified our Payments Policy to be more explicit about when developers should […]

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Android 12 Beta 3 for TV is now available

Posted by Wolfram Klein, Product Manager, Android TV OS Alongside today’s Android 12 Beta 3 release for mobile, we’re also bringing the third Beta of Android 12 to Android TVs. We’re excited to bring new media features, UI improvements, and privacy controls to the experience with Beta 3 while we […]

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Android 12 Beta 3 and final APIs

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Each month we’re bringing Android 12 closer to its final form, with innovative features, a new UI that adapts to you, performance improvements, privacy enhancements, security benefits, and much more. Many of you are already developing and testing on Android 12 through our […]

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Android Game Development Extension is now available to all Android game developers

Posted by Lily Rapaport, Product Manager After more than a year in closed beta, we are happy to announce that Android Game Development Extension (AGDE) is now available for all game developers to download. This milestone release of Game Tools from the Android Studio team meets game developers where they […]