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A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

You Can Download the Canary 1 Build of Android Studio Now, Supports Kotlin

Yesterday at Google I/O, it was revealed that Google would be bringing first-class support for Kotlin to Android. For those unaware, Kotlin has been regarded as a programming language that's easier to use than others because of how the syntax is setup. Not only that, but it can also be gradually introduced into existing products...

Android Studio On Chromebooks a Sign of Google’s Maturing Ecosystem

Back when news of Andromeda first arrived, we discussed how Google would need to bring Android Studio to Chrome OS if they wanted to succeed in their goals of creating a single platform that fulfills the needs of most of their users, and it looks like they may finally be following through. If Google wants their...

Stable Version of Android Studio 2.3 is Now Available

Google has been doing a lot of work to improve Android Studio over the last few months. The company launched the first beta of Android Studio 2.3 back in the middle of December of last year, and yesterday they they released a stable build of 2.3. This big updates adds to what many have already...

Developers, YouTubers, and Bloggers: Take Better Screenshots with QuickDemo [XDA Spotlight]

From the creators of PSPDFkit – a PDF framework used in Evernote and Dropbox, as well as its own standalone app – comes a free, open-source application for manipulating the contents of the Android status bar. QuickDemo for Android is a tool which leverages Marshmallow 6.0’s System UI Demo Mode in creating a user-friendly application for...

Android Things Developer Preview 2 Released – Tensorflow, Peripheral I/O Among Lib’s Added

Today the Android Developers Blog announced the release of Developer Preview 2 for Android Things – Google’s lightweight, Android-based OS for all Things IoT. For those looking to build smart devices, or apps to interact with them, Android Things offers a platform which provides access to Google Play Services and the Google Cloud Platform while...

Google Ends Support for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

Back in late-June 2015, Google had announced that they will end official support for the Eclipse ADT by the year end. They advised users to make the move on to Android Studio, which is the official IDE for Android, but Good Guy Google kept supporting ADT for more than a year after that announcement. But...

Android N Preview Now Supported in Android Studio 2.1

The Android team released version 2.1 of the Android Studio and there are significant changes in the release. Primarily the release now adds support for the Developer Preview of Android N. Android's Jack compiler is now supported and now opens the door to Java 8 language features without additional tools or resources. In addition to Android...

Android Studio 2.0 Stable Release — Useful Summary & Details

Earlier today the Android team usefully summarized the latest Android Studio update on their developers' blog, which has hit the stable channel. This newest version, 2.0 is a significant update from the previous version and includes the following new features: An "Instant Run" that quickly implements your change and runs it, allowing you to minimize the time it takes to build...

I/O Summary: Development, Play Store, The Next Billion

VP of Engineering Jen Fitzpatrick began talking about what Google is doing to help “the next billion” come online. More and more people are getting their first smartphone, and for many people this first phone will be their first computer.   The majority of the next billion will be Android users and they “want to remove the...

Android Studio Hits Beta; Supports Android L, Wear, and TV

We've talked about Android Studio quite a bit in recent months. This relatively new IDE was first unveiled at last year's I/O as a more streamlined way to create Android apps versus using Eclipse-based solutions thanks to key improvements like live code rendering across multiple layouts and more. In the time since, Android Studio has...

Android Studio 0.6.1 Brings SDK Level Dialog, Improved New Project Wizard, and More

Android Studio was first unveiled at last year's Google I/O conference. For the unaware, this IDE was created to streamline Android app development by bringing several key improvements over existing Eclipse-based solutions such as live code rendering across multiple layouts and much more. Ever since then, the app has received quite a few, rather significant updates. And...
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