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Google Play services discontinuing updates for API levels 14 and 15

Posted by Sam Spencer, Technical Program Manager, Google Play The Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) platform is seven years old and the active device count has been below 1% for some time. Consequently, we are deprecating support for ICS in future releases of Google Play services. For devices running ICS, […]

Android Studio 3.2

Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android Today, Android Studio 3.2 is available for download. Android Studio 3.2 is the best way for app developers to cut into the latest Android 9 Pie release and build the new Android App bundle. Since announcing this update of Android Studio at Google […]

Verifying your Google Assistant media action integrations on Android

Posted by Nevin Mital, Partner Developer Relations The Media Controller Test (MCT) app is a powerful tool that allows you to test the intricacies of media playback on Android, and it’s just gotten even more useful. Media experiences including voice interactions via the Google Assistant on Android phones, cars, TVs, […]

Streamlining the developer experience for instant games

Posted by Vlad Zavidovych, Software Engineer; Artem Yudin, Software Engineer Google Play Instant enables people to experience your game or app natively without having to go through a full installation process. Removing the friction of installing is a great way to increase engagement, conversions, and lifetime value of your users. […]

Android Studio 3.2 Beta

Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android Starting today, you can download Android Studio 3.2 Beta. Previewed at Google I/O 2018, the latest release of the official Android IDE is focused on helping onboard you to all the new features launched around Google I/O — Android JetPack, Android P Developer […]

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 […]