Topic: android

SD Times news digest: GitHub for Android beta now available, Windows Terminal preview 0.8, and WhiteSource announces support for GitLab Ultimate

The beta for GitHub on Android is out now, allowing developers to review code, merge changes and collaborate with others anywhere. GitHub for mobile can be run on any phone running Android 5.1 or later.  “We’re making these tasks easier to complete while you’re on the go, with a fully-native experience. With GitHub for mobile, … continue reading

Google files its opening Supreme Court brief in the Oracle Java lawsuit

Oracle sued Google back in 2010 for copyright infringement and the ongoing court case has seen triumphs for both sides. Most recently, Google filed its opening Supreme Court brief in the case.  Oracle filed the copyright infringement lawsuit seeking at least $8 billion, and accusing Google of using their software code in their own Android … continue reading

Sentry brings mobile application error monitoring to Android

Sentry has announced a new software development kit and native development kit for Android developers. The new kits aims to bring mobile application error monitoring to the Android operating system.  According to a recently released report, mobile users are expected to grow to 7 billion by 2021 with annual mobile app downloads projected to reach … continue reading

SD Times blog: Google vs. Oracle heads to the Supreme Court

The fight between Google and Oracle is beginning to heat up again. Recent reports have revealed the case is moving to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Google and Oracle have been fighting for what feels like forever now. The two companies have been caught up in a legal dispute since 2010. Oracle maintains its position that … continue reading

Google focuses on modern Android development tools at Dev Summit

The Android team announced a number of new and improved releases at this year’s Android Dev Summit intended to foster “modern android development.” The announcements included optimizations for the Kotlin language, a Jetpack Compose developer preview, and the Android Studio 4.0 Canary IDE.  “We call our recommendation ‘modern Android development.’ Opinionated and powerful, for fast, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft acquires Mover, Elm 0.19.1, and Android Automotive OS updates

Microsoft announced that it acquired Mover, a provider of cloud file migration, making it easier to migrate files to Microsoft 365.  The company explained the acquisition will add new options to support cloud file migrations including FastTrack, offerings from Microsoft partners; and the SharePoint Migration Tool for migrating content from on-premise SharePoint sites and file … continue reading

Kotlin’s emergence: Common coding mistakes to watch for

In May 2019, Kotlin, a programming language for modern multi-platform applications, became Google’s preferred language for Android app development. As a result, many developers have shifted from using Java, the original language for building Android apps, to embracing Kotlin. According to a recent survey, 62% of developers are now using Kotlin to build mobile apps, … continue reading

Android NDK r21 moves to beta

Android announced that NDK r21 is now in beta. Android NDK is a toolset for implementing parts of an app in native code. The release — which is the first long term support release —  includes improved defaults for better security and performance. One of the key features in the release is an update to … continue reading

Android 10 now available

Google announced the official release of Android 10. The updated operating system is built around three themes: advanced machine learning, support for foldable and 5G devices, and privacy protection. RELATED CONTENT: Android Q will come with new capabilities for protecting location data Google drops the sweets with Android 10 Android 10 will first be rolling … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google drops the sweets with Android 10

It is always fun trying to guess what Android’s latest operating system is going to be called. Some of the letters haven’t always been as easy as others. Android P had a number of different choices like Pop-Tarts, Popsicle or pound cake. Android O was a little bit more challenging, but the company finally revealed … continue reading

Project Marble now stable in Android Studio 3.5

Google is focused on making developers day-to-day app development easier in the latest release of its IDE Android Studio. This release makes the company’s Project Marble, an initiative where the company focused on system health, feature polish and bugs, now stable. “Have you ever wished that Android Studio was faster, more performant, and more memory … continue reading

EFF has privacy concerns about Android Q

The upcoming version of the Android operating system is taking a strong focus on privacy, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes it could still do better. Despite Android Q’s efforts to protect users, the EFF says the operating system still favors ad trackers over users.  Android Q’s new privacy features include: user control over … continue reading

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