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Android 15 Beta 3 introduces improvements to passkey user experience

The Android development team has released Android 15 Beta 3 and also announced that Android 15 has now reached Platform Stability. This means that developer APIs and app-facing behaviors for the release are final and developers can now review them and integrate changes into their apps.  “Android 15 continues our work to build a platform … continue reading

Google Developer Program launches to provide AI insights, resources for developers

Google is trying to make it easier for developers to work with Google’s developer services with the launch of the Google Developer Program. It will provide developers access to an AI chat interface in several of its websites where there are developer-facing components, such as Google for Developers, Firebase, and Google Cloud. This will enable … continue reading

Google’s Home APIs enables developers to create experiences for across Google Home

Google has announced the Home APIs to enable developers to create experiences for Google Home devices.  The Home APIs provide access to over 600 million devices, Matter devices and infrastructure, and a Google intelligence-powered automation engine. “The home offers a unique opportunity for developers to create seamless and deeper relationships with users, but developing for … 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

April 2024: People on the Move

A number of companies have announced major changes to their executive leadership this month. Here are a couple of the moves across the industry this past month.  Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar announces plans to step down Farquhar, along with Mike Cannon-Brookes, have been running Atlassian as co-CEOs since forming the company together 23 years ago.  … 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

Gemini improvements unveiled at Google Cloud Next

Google Cloud Next was this week, and the company unveiled a lot of innovations related to AI, such as two new Gemma models for code generation and inference. Google announced that Gemini 1.5 Pro will be entering public preview for Google Cloud customers, and it’s available through Vertex AI. This version of the model was … continue reading

Google announces two new variants of Gemma: CodeGemma and RecurrentGemma

Google has announced that it is extending the Gemma family of AI models with two new variants, one for code generation and one for inference.  For code generation, it is releasing CodeGemma, which provides intelligent code completion and generation. It is capable of producing entire blocks of code at a time, Google claims.  According to … 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

Google Safe Browsing now performs real-time checks in privacy-preserving manner

Google has announced a new way to further protect its privacy-minded users who are browsing using Google Safe Browsing, which is a Google Search setting that warns users when they may be entering a potentially dangerous site.  While it has warned users about harmful sites across 5 billion devices since its launch 15 years ago, … continue reading

Google updates Search algorithm to help reduce spam and low-quality content

Google has unveiled updates aimed at enhancing the quality and relevance of its search results. Among these updates are algorithmic improvements to its core ranking systems, designed to prioritize the surfacing of the most useful information available online while concurrently minimizing the presence of unoriginal content.  Additionally, Google is revising its spam policies to more … continue reading

Google releases Gemma, a new AI model designed with AI researchers in mind

Google is building on the success of its Gemini launch with the release of a new family of lightweight AI models called Gemma. The Gemma models are open and are designed to be used by researchers and developers to innovate safely with AI.  “We believe the responsible release of LLMs is critical for improving the … continue reading

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