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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 – […]

Android Q desktop mode demoed on a customized launcher

Developer builds customized launcher for Android Q’s desktop mode We all know that Google’s upcoming operating system, Android Q will be the first OS to natively support desktop mode on compatible devices. Similar to Samsung’s Dex, Android Q’s desktop mode feature can be accessed by connecting the smartphone to a […]

Fresher OS with Projects Treble and Mainline

Posted by Anwar Ghuloum, Engineering Director and Maya Ben Ari, Product Manager, Android With each new OS release, we are making efforts to deliver the latest OS improvements to more Android devices. Thanks to Project Treble and our continuous collaboration with silicon manufacturers and OEM partners, we have improved the […]

Android Q Scoped Storage: Best Practices and Updates

Posted by Jeff Sharkey, Software Engineer, and Seb Grubb, Product Manager Application Sandboxing is a core part of Android’s design, isolating apps from each other. In Android Q, taking the same fundamental principle from Application Sandboxing, we introduced Scoped Storage. Since the Beta 1 release, you’ve given us a lot […]

Improving the update process with your feedback

Posted by Sameer Samat, VP of Product Management, Android & Google Play Thank you for all the feedback about updates we’ve been making to Android APIs and Play policies. We’ve heard your requests for improvement as well as some frustration. We want to explain how and why we’re making these […]