Topic: android

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

SD Times news digest: Kotlin awarded Breakout Project of the Year at OSCON, Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.3.2, and Camunda workflow engine for microservices

Kotlin was awarded the Open-Source Award for Breakout Project of the Year at the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference (OSCON) this week. RELATED CONTENT: The rise of Kotlin “There is no doubt to us why Kotlin received this award: it’s a fast moving (but thoughtfully developed) programming language that lets you write better code, faster,” … continue reading

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 Java Virtual Machine, Android, browsers and native solutions. It was created by JetBrains’ language designer Andrey Breslav and … 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

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