Topic: android

Google moves forward with 64-bit operating system requirements

Google is continuing its effort to supporting only 64-bit operating systems and applications. The company first announced its plan at the end of last year, but as the timeline moves closer it is giving developers new updates so they can prepare. According to the Android team, with its recent Project Marble efforts the team has … continue reading

premium The rise of Kotlin

New programming languages are created every year, but seldom do they gain the attention of developers like JetBrains’ Kotlin has over the last couple of years. Kotlin is a general-purpose, statically typed programming language designed for the JVM, Android, browsers and native solutions. It was created by JetBrains’ language designer Andrey Breslav and officially announced … continue reading

Android Q beta 4 released with final APIs

The upcoming release of Android Q is one step closer to its final release with the announcement of beta 4, final APIs and the official SDK. According to Google, if they haven’t already, developers should start to prepare their apps for the final summer release. Android Q focuses on three themes: innovation, security and privacy, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Developing Android Apps using Kotlin, Pluralsight’s Q&A feature, and Algorthimia’s new enterprise AI funding

Google is partnering with Udacity to create Developing Android Apps with Kotlin, a free online course designed to teach developers how to build Android applications using Android Jetpack and the programming language Kotlin. It covers the why and how of Android Jetpack components such as Room for databases, Work Manager for background processing and the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Q gets new security features, The Data Literacy Project announces community forum, CentOS releases status update on OS rebuild

Android Q is getting new security features that include encryption, platform hardening and authentication. In the Q release, the company is launching Adiantum, designed to run efficiently without cryptographic acceleration hardware, and to work across everything from smart watches to internet-connected medical devices. Now, all compatible Android devices newly launching with Android Q are required … continue reading

Android reveals updates focused on developer productivity

At Google I/O this week, the Android team revealed updates and changes aimed at making Android developers more productive. The future of Kotlin First, the team announced that they will be putting more of a focus on making Android development Kotlin-first. This means that new Jetpack APIs and features will be offered in Kotlin and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Studio 3.4 now available, Microsoft acquires Express Logic, Silicon Labs releases Series 2

The Android Studio team released Android Studio 3.4 as a response to users’ problems with core features in the IDE, according to a company post. One of the improvements is a revamped user interface called Project Structure Dialog (PSD) that allows users to manage Gradle project files, a feature that has been a “long-standing request … continue reading

Android updates its app permissions procedures based on developer feedback

In an effort to give users more control over their Android devices, Google has been making changes to its requirements for app permissions. From the start, Google wanted to make Android an open-source operating system, but as it’s grown, every decision made has also come with tradeoffs. “Users want more control and transparency over how … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PubNub gets funding, Deque Systems’ Axe for Android, and Shopify to version its API releases

Data Stream Network provider PubNub has announced that it has raised $23 million in Series D funding, bringing its total funding up to $70 million. PubNub offers a real-time messaging and edge computing platform that can be used to develop apps that provide connected shared experiences, such as live chat, rideshare, and enterprise collaboration. The … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 now available for Windows and Mac with improved code and project management

Visual Studio 2019 is now generally available for Windows and Mac. Microsoft says that updates to the IDE improve on source control, starting up new projects, code navigation, debugging and AI-assisted code completion. “These capabilities work with both your existing project and new projects – from cross-platform C++ applications, to .NET mobile apps for Android … continue reading

Android adds new features for Android App Bundles

Last year Google made it easier for Android developers to utilize modular development with the release of Android App Bundles and Google Play’s Dynamic Delivery. Over the past year, developers have implemented these new models in over 60,000 applications, resulting in reduced app sizes and time needed to manage releases. Now, the Android team is … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s new app icon specification, Android Q’s restrictions on how apps access network information, and SUSE is now its own company

Google has introduced a new design specification for app icons. App developers will be able to submit new icons to the Google Play Console starting in early April. After May 1, developers will no longer be able to submit icons that do not meet the new specifications. By June 24, all icons, new and old, … continue reading

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