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Google breaks ‘sweet’ tradition by officially naming latest OS, Android 10

Google ditches dessert naming scheme, Android Q is now officially Android 10 Google broke its 10-year-old ‘sweet’ naming tradition for its mobile operating system, Android, as its next release, previously known as Android Q will now be officially known as Android 10, the search giant announced on Thursday. “We’re changing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]