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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Keeping up to Date with the the Support Library

Posted by Agustin Fonts, Product Manager, Android Support Library It’s important to keep current when you’re dealing with technology. That’s why we’re constantly working to improve the quality of our software, particularly libraries that are linked into your apps, such as the Support Library.  The Support Library is a suite…

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