Topic: android

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New Android feature prompts users to update outdated versions of apps

Android developers are getting a new feature to help get their users off of outdated versions of their apps.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

Voice and image capabilities added to ChatGPT

OpenAI is introducing new features for voice and image interactions. These features provide a more intuitive way to communicate with ChatGPT, allowing users to engage in voice conversations and share visual content to enhance the conversation. The addition of voice and image features in ChatGPT offers users more versatile ways to use the tool in … continue reading

Google’s latest Privacy Sandbox preview introduces custom audience delegation

Android announced the release of Developer Preview 9 for the Privacy Sandbox on Android with API and SDK improvements.  The initial release of Custom Audience Delegation introduces the ability to create custom audiences for buyers without an on-device SDK. It also integrates with Bidding and Auction services for more intricate ad auctions.  Enrollment is no … continue reading

Google Play adds new developer verification requirements

Google is always working to improve privacy and transparency in Google Play so that users can be trustful of the place where they download all their Android apps. To that end, the company has just announced a number of updates, such as expanded developer verification requirements and new policies for developers wishing to offer blockchain-based … continue reading

Tricentis Acquires Codeless Mobile Test Automation Platform Waldo

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tricentis, a global leader in continuous testing and quality engineering, announced today the acquisition of Waldo, a SaaS-based, no-code, zero-footprint mobile test automation platform. Waldo complements and extends Tricentis’ mobile testing offerings with new test automation capabilities, including native, hybrid, and web mobile application testing using virtual devices supporting iOS simulators and Android emulators. … continue reading

Google announces updates to Android, Google Cloud, Workspaces, Google Play, and more at Google I/O

Today at Google I/O 2023, Google’s developer conference, several updates to Google products and services were announced in order to offer developers improved experiences. Among these announcements was the launch of the Watch Face Format. This offers developers a new way to build watch faces for Wear OS smartwatches with a declarative XML format to … continue reading

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