Topic: android

Android 15 Beta 2 adds support for 16 KB pages

The Android development team has announced the second beta of Android 15, which is now available on more devices besides just Pixels, including those from Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, vivo, and Xiaomi. Android 15 will also support 16 KB page sizes (in addition to the standard 4 KB), which may … continue reading

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Google Play gets new features for improving app quality, adoption, and purchase experience

At its annual developer conference Google I/O, Google announced several updates across Google Play that help developers optimize their apps and increase engagement with users. New features to improve app quality, trust The company is opening up the SDK Console to all SDKs that come from a verifiable Maven repository source. Previously it was only … continue reading

Android 15 first beta released with default support for edge-to-edge apps displays

The Android development team has just released the first beta for Android 15, which allows developers and early adopters to start using it on their supported Pixel devices.  As of this beta, apps can now be displayed edge-to-edge by default, meaning that content will be visible behind system bars like the notification bar at the … continue reading

Android 15 gets its second developer preview with updates to satellite functionality, audio recognition, and more

The Android development team has just announced the release of the second developer preview for Android 15.  The satellite communication functionality has been updated with new UI elements to provide a better user experience. Apps can also now use ServiceState.isUsingNonTerrestrialNetwork() to detect when a device is connected via satellite, and there is also now support … continue reading

Android Studio Iguana features better insights for debugging Android apps

Android announced the release of the latest version of Android Studio, with new features aimed at improving the app development workflow. Among its notable features in Android Studio Iguana is the integration of the version control system within App Quality Insights, which is designed to streamline the development process by providing more detailed insights into … continue reading

Android 15 developer preview out now

The Android development team has just announced the first developer preview of Android 15.  “Android 15 continues our work to build a platform that helps improve your productivity while giving you new capabilities to produce superior media experiences, minimize battery impact, maximize smooth app performance, and protect user privacy and security all on the most … continue reading

New Android feature prompts users to update outdated versions of apps

Android developers are getting a new feature to help get their users off of outdated versions of their apps.  A new feature in Play Console’s recovery tools will prompt users who are running an older version to update to the latest compatible version.  According to the Android developer team, Google Play already offers auto-updates and … continue reading

Google Cast adds Output Switcher to transfer media across devices among other updates

Google has announced significant improvements to Google Cast, including the Output Switcher, accessible via the Android System UI.  This feature facilitates the transfer and control of media across different devices and technical protocols. With the release of Output Switcher 2.0 on Android U, improvements include enhanced volume control, device categorization, and support for devices with … continue reading

Google unveils several changes to support growth of Android developers and their apps

The Android development team is making several changes aimed at supporting Android developers and their growth.  It is adding new capabilities around creating and managing Google Play listings, including the ability to save listings as drafts, schedule listings to publish at a specific time, and test listings with a portion of your audience.  This follows … continue reading

Google shares new Google Play updates that prioritize high quality apps

Google is continuing its ongoing effort to make Google Play a place for finding high-quality applications. The company has announced a number of new features that Android developers should be aware of. Earlier this year, Google had announced that developers would now need to meet new verification requirements before publishing their apps.  In acknowledgment of … continue reading

Google to release Credential Manager for Android

Google announced that Credential Manager will launch on November 1st, offering a more streamlined and secure authentication process for Android users. It aims to simplify the login experience for users by addressing the challenges of password-based authentication, which can lead to security issues, Google explained. The system will support various sign-in methods, including passkeys and … continue reading

Android 14 is here

Android 14 has been under development for several months, and finally the source code is being pushed to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which is the repository where official Android code is stored and where manufacturers can go to grab the source code and create their own variants. Many of the updates in Android … continue reading

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