Next-generation Dex Compiler Now in Preview

Posted by James Lau, Product Manager Android developers know that dex compilation is a key step in building an APK. This is the process of transforming .class bytecode into .dex bytecode for the Android Runtime (or Dalvik, for older versions of Android). The dex compiler mostly works under the hood…

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Android Things Developer Preview 5

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate for IoT Today, we’re releasing Developer Preview 5 (DP5) of Android Things, which includes the major change of being based on the upcoming Android O release. Android Things is Google’s platform to enable Android Developers to create Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and seamlessly…

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Android Wear 2.0 for China – Developer Preview

Posted by Hoi Lam, Developer Advocate Today at Google Developer Day China, we are happy to announce a developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 for developers creating apps for China. Android Wear 2.0 is the biggest update since our partners launched their first devices in China last year. We’re making…

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Android Things Console developer preview

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate for IoT Today we are launching a preview of the Android Things Console. This console allows developers to manage the software running on their fleet of Android Things IoT devices, including creating factory images, as well as updating the operating system and developer-provided APKs….

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Final update to Android 7.1 Developer Preview

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today we’re rolling out an update to the Android 7.1 Developer Preview — the last before we release the final Android 7.1.1 platform to the ecosystem. Android 7.1.1 includes the developer features already available on Pixel and Pixel XL devices and adds optimizations…

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Android Things Developer Preview 4.1

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate for IoT Today, we’re releasing a new Developer Preview 4.1 (DP4.1) of Android Things, with updates for new supported hardware and bug fixes to the platform. Android Things is Google’s platform to enable Android Developers to create Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and seamlessly…

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Coming soon: Android 7.1 Developer Preview

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today, we’re taking the wraps off of Android 7.1 Nougat, the latest version of the platform. You probably saw a sneak peek of it at last week’s event. It’s an incremental update based on Android 7.0 but includes new features for consumers and…

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Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2

Posted by Hoi Lam, Android Wear Developer Advocate At Google I/O 2016, we launched the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview, which gives developers early access to the next major release of Android Wear. Since I/O, feedback from the developer community has helped us identify bugs and shape our product direction….

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What’s New in Android: O Developer Preview 2 & More

Posted by: Dave Burke, VP of Engineering With billions of Android devices around the world, Android has surpassed our wildest expectations. Today at Google I/O, we showcased a number of ways we’re pushing Android forward, with the O Release, new tools for developers to help create more performant apps, and…

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Developer Preview 4 of Android Things released

Developer Preview 4 of Android Things released, bringing new supported hardware, features, and bug fixes to the platform. This version support Google Assistant SDK on all Android Things certified development boards. know more: Android Developers Blog – Android Things Developer Preview 4 Android-er

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