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Google Play Store improvements are on the way for tablets, Chromebooks, and foldables

If you have a Chromebook or Android tablet, it can be tricky to find applications that actually work well on large screens. Many apps and games, including some from Google itself, are primarily designed for phones and don't scale well to large displays. Google announced a renewed focus on Android apps for large screens today,...

Google announces dates for 2021 Android Dev Summit, Chrome Dev Summit, and Firebase Dev Summit

Google's biggest developer conference of the year is Google I/O, where the company unveils a plethora of new services and upgrades to existing ones. Given the sheer size of Google as a company and the limited amount of time available, it's impossible for some of the larger teams within the company to unveil everything they've...

Google says Chrome OS 80 will bring easier Android app sideloading for developers

Last week at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a feature that Chrome OS enthusiasts have wanted for years: the ability to sideload Android apps without enabling Developer Mode. We've seen code commits in the past that would have enabled this feature, but none of those implementations ever made their way to the stable channel....

Google quantifies how much faster Android 10’s new Share menu really is

The Share menu is one of Android's best features, but for years, it's been plagued by a design that's just plain slow. The problem with Android's clunky share menu stemmed from Android 6 Marshmallow when Google introduced Direct Share, a feature that allows users to directly share content to the relevant part of an app....

Google brings back the Android Developer Challenge to find 10 innovative apps using Machine Learning

It's been many years since the last one, so it was surprising to hear that Google is bringing back the Android Developer Challenge. This time around, Google wants to promote one of the most promising fields of software engineering: Machine Learning. Google has used Machine Learning to build innovative features in a ton of its...

Android Dev Summit 2019 official app, schedule and livestream details are now live

In addition to Google I/O every year where Google talks about some of the major changes to the Android platform in addition to changes to its other products, the company also holds a separate Android-centric developer event in the second half of the year. Google I/O 2019 brought to us major announcements related to Android...

[Update: Registration Open] The 2019 Android Dev Summit starts October 23rd in Sunnyvale, California

Google I/O 2019 is scheduled to begin on May 7th and Google is expected to showcase a lot of the upcoming changes to Google products and services to developers and to the world. While I/O does contain elements of Android (with one of the key announcements being the launch of Developer Previews for the next version...