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19 Hours Ago   Posted by Jeff Sharkey, Software Engineer, and Seb Grubb, Product Manager Application Sandboxing is a core part of Android’s design, isolating apps from each other. In Android Q, taking the same fundamental principle from Application Sandboxing, we introduced Scoped Storage.

22 Hours Ago   Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director, Apps and Games Business Development, Google Play Drum roll please! To kick off Google I/O this year, the 2019 Google Play Awards will take place on Monday, May 6th.

8 Days Ago   Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android After nearly six months of development, Android Studio 3.4 is ready to download today on the stable release channel.

9 Days Ago   Posted by Anuj Gulati, Developer Marketing Manager and Sami Kizilbash, Developer Relations Program Manager Last year we announced the Indie Games Accelerator, a special edition of Launchpad Accelerator, to help top indie game developers from emerging markets achieve their full potential on Google Play.

10 Days Ago   Posted by Sameer Samat, VP of Product Management, Android & Google Play Thank you for all the feedback about updates we’ve been making to Android APIs and Play policies.

14 Days Ago   Posted by Daniel Schramm, Product Manager, Google Play Since launching on Google Play nearly 7 years ago, subscriptions have proven to be an essential element in creating sustainable mobile app businesses; 89 of the top 100 highest grossing apps on Google Play in the US now provide subscription products.

16 Days Ago   Posted by Miguel Montemayor and Diana García Ríos As of Android Gradle plugin 3.4.0 (included in Android Studio 3.4), we are starting the deprecation process of the feature plugin ( and instant app plugin ( as a way to build your instant app.

20 Days Ago   Posted by Christiaan Prins and Max Gubin Today we are announcing the release of two new features to ML Kit: Language Identification and Smart Reply. You might notice that both of these features are different from our existing APIs that were all focused on image/video processing.

22 Days Ago   Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering A few weeks ago we Introduced Android Q Beta, a first look at the next version of Android. Along with new privacy features for users, Android Q adds new capabilities for developers - like enhancements for foldables, new APIs for connectivity, new media codecs and camera capabilities, NNAPI extensions, Vulkan 1.1 graphics, and more.

24 Days Ago   Posted by Calin Juravle, Software Engineer In Android Pie we launched ART optimizing profiles in Play Cloud, a new optimization feature that greatly improves the application startup time after a new install or update.

28 Days Ago   Posted by Raman Tenneti, AOSP Software Engineer and Ally Sillins, AOSP Program Manager When we started the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) 10 years ago, we included some basic applications in the AOSP build for three main purposes: to provide a usable set of applications for someone building an Android device from our AOSP to serve as a demonstration for the nascent Android app developer community, showcasing how they should build some of these applications to, as part of the platform, provid

30 Days Ago   Posted by Vlad Radu, Product Manager and Nicholas Lativy, Software Engineer The Google Play Developer API allows you to automate your in-app billing and app distribution workflows.

35 Days Ago   Posted by Wojtek Kaliciński, Developer Advocate, Android Last year, we launched Android App Bundles and Google Play's Dynamic Delivery to introduce modular development, reduce app size and streamline the release process.

38 Days Ago   Posted by Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google Play & Android We're excited to host the Google Mobile Developer Day at Game Developers Conference 2019. We are taking this opportunity to share best practices and our plans to help your games businesses, which are fuelling incredible growth in the global mobile games market.

41 Days Ago   Posted by Steve Suppe, Product Manager, Google Play As part of our focus and dedication to improving the Google Play Store experience for our users, we are introducing new design specifications for your app icons.

42 Days Ago   Posted by Jen Chai, Product Manager Location data can deliver amazing, rich mobile experiences for users on Android such as finding a restaurant nearby, tracking the distance of a run, and getting turn-by-turn directions as you drive.

42 Days Ago   Posted by Ian Lake, Software Engineering Lead & Jisha Abubaker, Product Manager Cohesive tooling and guidance for implementing predictable in-app navigation Today we're happy to announce the stable release of the Android Jetpack Navigation component.

43 Days Ago   Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering In 2019, mobile innovation is stronger than ever, with new technologies from 5G to edge to edge displays and even foldable screens.

44 Days Ago   Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Platforms & Ecosystems Developer Marketing Google Play empowers game developers of all sizes to engage and delight people everywhere, and build successful businesses too.

50 Days Ago   Posted by Patrick Davis, Product Manager, Google Play Developers are increasingly using multiple methods to monetize their apps and games. One trend has been to reward users for a monetizable action, like watching a video, with in-game currency or other benefits.

51 Days Ago   Posted by Sumir Kataria, Software Engineering Lead & Jisha Abubaker, Product Manager Simplify how you manage background work with WorkManager Today, we're happy to announce the release of Android Jetpack WorkManager 1.0 Stable.

56 Days Ago   Posted by Patrick Mutchler and Meghan Kelly, Android Security & Privacy Team Helping Android app developers build secure apps, free of known vulnerabilities, means helping the overall ecosystem thrive.

58 Days Ago   Posted by Rahul Mishra and Tom Watkins, Android Security & Privacy Team In 2018, Google Play Protect made Android devices running Google Play some of the most secure smartphones available, scanning over 50 billion apps everyday for harmful behaviour.

63 Days Ago   Posted by Edward Cunningham, Android Security & Privacy Team In a previous blog we described how API behavior changes advance the security and privacy protections of Android, and include user experience improvements that prevent apps from accidentally overusing resources like battery and memory.

71 Days Ago   Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play Google Play is committed to providing a secure and safe platform for billions of Android users on their journey discovering and experiencing the apps they love and enjoy.

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