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Final Beta update, official Android Q coming soon!

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of Android Q! As we put the final polish on the new platform, today we’re rolling out Beta 6, the last Beta update. Now is the time to make sure your apps are […]

Make stronger decisions with new Google Play Console data

Posted by Tom Grinsted, Product Manager, Google Play At this year’s Google I/O, we announced a slate of new features to help you take your business further with Google Play. Launching today, these changes include several improvements designed to help you make better decisions about your business by providing clearer, […]

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 […]

Capturing Audio in Android Q

Posted by Don Turner, Developer Advocate for Android Media In Android Q there’s a new API which allows applications to capture the audio of other applications. It’s called the AudioPlaybackCapture API and it enables some important use cases for easier content sharing and accessibility. Some examples include: Live captioning – […]

Indie Games Showcase from Google Play – meet the winners!

Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Developer Marketing We just wrapped up the Indie Games Showcase in Europe, Japan & South Korea! Back in March we started our search for some of the newest and most creative indie titles from these regions. The search culminated last week with the celebration of […]

Advanced in-app billing: handling alternative purchase flows

Posted by Oscar Rodriguez, Developer Advocate When designing and developing an app or game, at some point you may ask yourself if you want to monetize it. If you choose to do so by selling products via Google Play, you will most likely have a store screen that shows available […]