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Android Studio switching to D8 dexer

Posted by Jeffrey van Gogh, Software Engineering Manager D8 now default dex compiler Faster, smarter app compilation is always a goal for the Android tools teams. That’s why we previously announced D8, a next-generation dex compiler. D8 runs faster and produces smaller .dex files with equivalent or better runtime performance […]

Android Studio 3.1

Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android We are excited to announce that Android Studio 3.1 is now available to download in the stable release channel. The focus areas for this release are around product quality and app development productivity. In addition to many underlying quality changes, we added several […]

Quality Assurance Toolkit: Using Android Studio IDE

Quality assurance engineers know that choosing the right technology stack for testing Android applications can be a real pain. The tools you pick have to be catered specifically to the needs and features of a particular app, and you might have to go through a number of paid and open-source […]

Troubleshooting when Android Studio doesn’t recognize your device

The first step of making an android application is to install a suitable IDE for the development. Android Studio powered by intelliJ is one of the most popular choices. This article provides 10 possible solutions to troubleshoot when an android device is not detected by the Android Studio. Note: This article […]

Configuring Cordova for Android Development on Linux

This is the hard part. Let’s get it out of the way. Cordova wraps your HTML/JavaScript app into a native container which can access the device functions of several platforms. These functions are exposed via a unified JavaScript API, allowing you to easily write one set of code to target nearly […]

“Mad Tadpoles” — game made by polish students at Udacity & Google Android Basics Challenge

Hello everyone! I am really happy to introduce you game, that was made by group of people from our Polish regional channel on Slack! Meet the “Mad Tadpoles” (beta) Mad Tadpoles is in beta stage now. We are still working on it. If you want to be a tester download […]

Converting an Android app to Kotlin (part 1)

In this article, I will take you through the steps of converting an Android app to Kotlin. We will use the awesome Cheesesquare sample by Chris Banes. Firstly, here’s what the app’s UI looks like: As you can see, it demonstrates the use of Android Design Library and Material Design. […]

Android Studio 3.0

Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android Android Studio 3.0 is ready to download today. Announced at Google I/O 2017, Android Studio 3.0 is a large update focused on accelerating your app development on Android. This release of Android Studio is packed with many new updates, but there are three […]

Introducing Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1

Jichao Li, Software Engineer; Shobana Ravi, Software Engineer Since our public launch at Google I/O, we’ve been working hard to improve the developer experience of building instant apps. Today, we’re excited to announce availability of the Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1 with some highly-requested features such as improved NDK support, […]