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Improve your app mileage with Android for Cars App library

Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager In April, we announced our first version of the Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack, reaching a milestone to let developers publish their navigation, parking, charging apps on the Google Play Store. Today, we’re announcing that version 1.1 is in alpha, which brings the following features...

Build sophisticated search features with AppSearch

Posted by Dan Saadati, Software Engineer, and Hanaa ElAzizi, Technical Program Manager Introducing AppSearch in Jetpack, now available in Alpha. AppSearch is an on-device search library which provides high performance and feature-rich full-text search functionality. With AppSearch, your application can: Offer offline search capabilities...

Android 12 Beta 2 Update

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Just a few weeks ago at Google I/O we unwrapped the first beta of Android 12, focusing on a new UI that adapts to you, improved performance, and privacy and security at the core. For developers, Android 12 gives you better tools to build delightful experiences for people on phones, laptops, tablets,...

Android @ Google I/O: Recapping building across devices

Posted by The Android Team At Google I/O this year, we talked about how your app can take advantage of Android's different screens, both large and small. But if you missed the show, here are the top things you should know: Tablets, Foldables, and Large Screens It's more important than ever to design your app to work well...

Grow your indie game with help from Google Play

Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing At Google Play we’re committed to helping all developers thrive, whether these are large multinational companies or small startups and indie game studios. They are all critical to providing the services and experiences that people around the world look for on their Android...

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight - May edition

Posted by Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager The May edition of #AndroidDevJourney spotlights five Android developers from around the world and each of their own unique experiences. In January we started the #AndroidDevJourney series to highlight members of the Android developer community on our Twitter account....

Introducing Security By Design

Posted by Jon Markoff, Staff Developer Advocate & Sean Smith, Technical Program Manager As a developer, are you struggling to figure out when to build security threat protection into your roadmap? Integrating security into your app development lifecycle can save a lot of time, money, and risk. That’s why we’ve launched Security by...

Android @ Google I/O: 3 things to know in Modern Android Development

Posted by The Modern Android Development Team This year’s Google I/O brought lots of updates for Modern Android Development. Here are the top 3 things you should know: #1: Lots of new Jetpack library releases! In recent months, several Jetpack libraries reached stable, beta or were just launched in alpha. Here are some the...

Join us for Google for Games Developer Summit 2021

Posted by Greg Hartrell, Head of Product Management, Games on Android & Google Play With a surge of new gamers and an increase in time spent playing games in the last year, it’s more important than ever for game developers to delight and engage players. To help developers with this opportunity, the games teams at Google are back to announce...

What's new in Android TV (and Google TV!)

Posted by Ben Serridge, Director of Product Management - TV Platforms and Dan Aharon, Product Manager Today at Google I/O 2021, we announced a significant milestone for our team: we have over 80 million monthly active devices on Android TV OS, with more than 80% growth in the US alone. We would not be here without the...

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