Introducing the ExifInterface Support Library

With the release of the 25.1.0 Support Library, there’s a new entry in the family: the ExifInterface Support Library. With significant improvements introduced in Android 7.1 to the framework’s ExifInterface, it only made sense to make those available to all API 9+ devices via the Support Library’s ExifInterface. The basics…

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Android Testing Support Library 1.0 is here!

Posted by Michael Amygdalidis, Stephan Linzner and Nick Korostelev from the Mobile-Ninjas team at Google We’re pleased to announce the version 1.0 release of the Android Testing Support Library (ATSL). ATSL version 1.0 is a major update to our existing testing APIs and comes with lots of new features, improved…

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Semantic Time support now available on the Awareness APIs

Posted by Ritesh Nayak M, Product Manager Last year at I/O we launched the Awareness API, a simple yet powerful API that let developers use signals such as Location, Weather, Time and User Activity to build contextually relevant app experiences. Available via Google Play services, the Awareness API offers two…

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Announced at Google I/O: Android support Kotlin officially

Kotlin: Android Support Announced at Google I/OKotlin website – https://goo.gl/W6bJJJKotlin and Android documentation – https://goo.gl/NWt6O7 Android announced full support for the Kotlin language at Google I/O along with an increased commitment to both the Java programming language and C++. This video interviewed key stakeholders involved with the decision from both…

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Make and ndk-build support in Android Studio 2.2

Posted by Kathryn Shih, Android Product Manager In addition to supporting the experimental Gradle plugin, Android Studio 2.2 enables you to build C/C++ components of Android projects using CMake and ndk-build. The Android Studio team plans to continue to support the experimental Gradle plugin. This will eventually replace the current…

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Android Announces Support for Kotlin

By Mike Cleron, Director, Android Platform Today the Android team is excited to announce that we are officially adding support for the Kotlin programming language. Kotlin is a brilliantly designed, mature language that we believe will make Android development faster and more fun. It has already been adopted by several…

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Support Ended for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

By Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android With the release of Android Studio 2.2, the time has now come to say goodbye to the Eclipse Android Developer Tools. We have formally ended their support and development. There’s never been a better time to switch to Android Studio and experience the improvements…

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Java 8 Language Features Support Update

Posted by James Lau, Product Manager Yesterday, we released Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6. Java 8 language features are now supported by the Android build system in the javac/dx compilation path. Android Studio’s Gradle plugin now desugars Java 8 class files to Java 7-compatible class files, so you can use lambdas,…

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Future of Java 8 Language Feature Support on Android

Posted by James Lau, Product Manager  At Google, we always try to do the right thing. Sometimes this means adjusting our plans. We know how much our Android developer community cares about good support for Java 8 language features, and we’re changing the way we support them. We’ve decided to…

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