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(5 days ago) It even works in messaging apps like Signal. Smart Reply. Smart Reply. Sound Amplifier. Hear what’s around you more clearly. With Sound Amplifier, your phone can boost sound, filter background noise and fine tune to how you hear best. Whether talking to your best friend, watching TV or listening to a lecture—just plug in your headphones and
Build your first app Android Basics Android Developers
(5 days ago) Android apps are built as a combination of components that can be invoked individually. For example, an activity is a type of app component that provides a user interface (UI). The "main" activity starts when the user taps your app's icon. You can also direct the user to an activity from elsewhere, such as from a notification or even from a
Android 11 Android
(5 days ago) These apps show up on the bottom row of your home screen. So you can get the apps you need when you need them. Smart folders See intelligent suggestions for folder names on your Pixel device 1. For a home screen that stays organized. Call screeningNew APIs to help screening apps …
Android Auto Android
(9 days ago) Now hit the road. Connect your phone to your car display—your Android apps show up onscreen, just like that. Tap to get driving directions or talk to send a text. Even call your mom, hands-free. Android Auto is made to help you focus on the road. And have fun along the way. Just plug in …
Publish your app Android Developers
(5 days ago) Important: From August 2021, new apps will be required to publish with the Android App Bundle on Google Play. New apps larger than 150 MB are now supported by either Play Feature Delivery or Play Asset Delivery. Publishing is the general process that …
Overview of Google Play Instant Android Developers
(4 days ago) Google Play Instant enables native apps and games to launch on devices running Android 5.0 (API level 21) or higher without being installed. You can build these types of experiences, called instant apps and instant games, using Android Studio. By allowing users to run an instant app or instant game, known as providing an instant experience, you
Direct Share to an Android app Android Developers
(9 days ago) Direct Share is a feature that allows apps to show app-specific options directly in the system Intent chooser dialog. Users can then jump directly into your app when sharing content from another app. For example, a messaging app using Direct Share could enable the user to share content direct to a contact, which appears in the chooser dialog.
App Licensing Android Developers
(2 days ago) App Licensing. Google Play offers a licensing service that lets you enforce licensing policies for applications that you publish on Google Play. With Google Play Licensing, your application can query Google Play at run time to obtain the licensing status for the current user, then allow or disallow further use as appropriate.
Write your app Android Developers
(3 days ago) Write your app. Android Studio includes tools for every stage of development, but what's most important is simply writing your app: writing the code, building layouts, creating images, and being productive along the way. That's what this section is all about: …
Android One: Secure, up-to-date and easy to use.
(8 days ago) Play Protect actively scans over 50 billion apps per day and uses Google’s machine learning to dynamically prevent viruses and malware. Find My Device. Track down a lost or stolen device, set a passcode, or wipe it clean by signing into your Google account from another device. Surf on the safe side
Build Your First Android App in Java Android Developers
(7 days ago) Developing Android Apps in Kotlin: If you know how to program, learn how to build Android apps. This course uses Kotlin. Kotlin Bootcamp for Programmers: This is an introduction to Kotlin for programmers. You need some experience with an object oriented programming language (Java, C++, Python) to …
Google Play Android Developers
(5 days ago) Google AdMob is a smart monetization platform for apps that helps you to maximize revenue from ads and in-app purchases. More than 1 million apps use Google AdMob to generate a reliable revenue stream, with more than $1 billion paid to developers. All you need to do is sign up for Google AdMob, and then use the Google Mobile Ads SDK to place
Android – 8.0 Oreo
(2 days ago) Android 8.0 Oreo™. Smarter, faster, more powerful and sweeter than ever. The world's favorite cookie is your new favorite Android release. Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see. With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps
Create App Links for Instant Apps Android Developers
(6 days ago) Other apps can declare a similar URL intent filter, though, so the system might ask the user which app to open. To create these deep links, read Create Deep Links to App Content . When you publish an assetlinks.json file on the website that corresponds to your app's HTTP deep links, you verify that your app is the true owner of those URLs.
Google Play Android Developers
(6 days ago) Unbundling into multiple apps provides a way to create specific, discrete entry points for users. Tip: Test bundled and unbundled versions of your app in the internal, closed, and open testing tracks. Why it works. For most developers, focusing on one app is the right approach and allows you to reach and engage the widest audience.
Android App Resizing for Chrome OS Android Developers
(6 days ago) With the ability to run Android apps on Chromebooks, a huge ecosystem of apps and vast new functionality is now available to users. While this is great news for developers, certain app optimizations are required to meet usability expectations and to make for an excellent user experience.
Android 7.0 Behavior Changes Android Developers
(1 days ago) Apps that compile against Android 7.0, or set targetSdkVersion to Android 7.0 or higher must modify their apps to support these behaviors properly, where applicable to the app. Serialization Changes Android 7.0 (API level 24) fixed a bug in the calculation of the default serialVersionUID where it did not match the specification.
Request app permissions Android Developers
(1 days ago) Some apps depend on access to sensitive user information related to call logs and SMS messages. If you want to request the permissions specific to call logs and SMS messages and publish your app to the Play Store, you must prompt the user to set your app as the default handler for a core system function before requesting these runtime permissions.
Optimize apps for Chrome OS Android Developers
(Just Now) All apps for Chrome OS should support mouse, trackpad and keyboard and be usable without a touchscreen. Many apps already support mouse and trackpad with no extra work required. However, it's always best to customize your app's behavior appropriately for mouse, and you should support and distinguish between mouse and touch inputs.
Build media apps for cars Android Developers
(Just Now) Apps in cars can run on many different screen sizes and densities, so icons that you provide must be vector drawables. A vector drawable allows you to scale assets without losing the detail. A vector drawable also makes it easy to align edges and …
Behavior changes: all apps Android Developers
(8 days ago) Behavior changes: all apps. Android 10 includes behavior changes that may affect your app. The changes listed in this document apply to your app when running on Android 10, regardless of the app's targetSdkVersion. You should test your app and modify it …
Android 10 Android Developers
(8 days ago) Build app experiences with dark theme and gesture navigation. Support new protections for user privacy and security. Extend your apps with high-performance codecs, better biometrics, faster app starts, Vulkan 1.1, NNAPI 1.2, foldables, 5G, and more!
Migrate your instant app to support Android App Bundles
(Just Now) Enter the new name for the module and click OK. Similar to step 3, rename the new app module you created in the previous section to something like “app”. Add an implementation dependency on the “app” module in the feature module’s build.gradle file, as shown below. Groovy Kotlin.
Behavior changes: Apps targeting Android 12 Android 12 Beta
(7 days ago) The change in Android 12 affects apps that define custom subclasses of Notification.Style, or which use Notification.Builder’s methods setCustomContentView(RemoteViews), setCustomBigContentView(RemoteViews), and setCustomHeadsUpContentView(RemoteViews). If your app is using fully custom notifications, we recommend testing with the new template as soon as possible.
Make TV apps searchable Android Developers
(2 days ago) Make TV apps searchable. Android TV uses the Android search interface to retrieve content data from installed apps and deliver search results to the user. Your app's content data can be included with these results, to give the user instant access to the content in your app. Your app must provide Android TV with the data fields from which it
Application Sandbox Android Open Source Project
(7 days ago) However, apps retain full raw access to their package-specific paths, as returned by any applicable methods, such as Context.getExternalFilesDir(). Guidelines for sharing files. Setting app data as world accessible is a poor security practice. Access is granted to everyone and it's not possible to limit access to only the intended recipient(s).
Filters on Google Play Android Developers
(9 days ago) To show paid apps, a device must be running Android 1.1 or later, and it must be in a country where paid apps are available. If a device has a SIM card, the SIM carrier determines whether paid apps are available. If a device doesn't have a SIM card, the device's IP address is used to determine whether the device is in a country where paid apps
Supporting Multi-Window Android Open Source Project
(Just Now) In Android 7.0 and higher, devices can display multiple apps simultaneously using multi-window. Android supports three multi-window configurations: Split-screen is the default multi-window implementation, which provides two activity panes where users can place apps.
Behavior changes: all apps Android Developers
(4 days ago) Apps can no longer use Google Play filtering with the Maps v1 shared library and the <uses-library> element. Interaction with other apps Share content URIs. If your app shares a content URI with another app, the intent must grant URI access permissions by setting at least one of …
Android (Go edition)
(5 days ago) By building a fast, smooth smartphone experience with enhanced apps (and a few new ones), you can email, get answers, find directions and play games faster than ever. Gallery Go. Gallery Go is a light, fast and offline gallery optimised for your phone. Your photos will look great with one-tap editing, and you will easily be able to find that
Chrome OS device support for apps Android Developers
(4 days ago) However, for apps written in native code, including those created with game engines, the chipset in the device can be an important concern. Ideally, all apps and games with native code should ship with all four major Android ABIs (Application Binary Interfaces) : armeabi-v7a (arm32), arm64-v8a (arm64), x86 (x86_32), x86_64.
Receiving simple data from other apps Android Developers
(4 days ago) For the maximum increase in ranking, social apps can do all of the above and: In provided Person objects, supply a valid URI to an associated contact on the device, see setUri() Here is an example shortcut with all potential ranking improvements.
UX best practices for apps on Google Play Instant
(5 days ago) These apps, called instant apps, are native Android apps, but they run without being installed on the device. Each instant app has a corresponding version that users can choose to install. Because of the unique way that users interact with them, instant apps should observe some specific user experience practices.
Migrating your apps to Android 10 Android Developers
(7 days ago) To get started, we recommend reviewing the system behavior changes, privacy changes, and new features and APIs, then migrating your apps in these two phases: Ensure basic compatibility. As soon as possible, make sure your existing published app is ready for users who are updating or purchasing new devices running Android 10.
Behavior changes: all apps Android 12 Beta Android
(8 days ago) Apps that suggest Passpoint networks that are gated by terms and conditions must call this API first to make sure that the device supports the capability. If the device does not support the capability, it won't be able to connect to this network, and an alternative or …
Supporting Third-Party Calling Apps Android Open Source
(9 days ago) Android 9 provides APIs to better support third-party (3P) calling apps. 3P calling apps typically rely on Telephony APIs such as the PHONE_STATE broadcast to co-exist alongside carrier phone calls. As a consequence, 3P calling apps must give carrier calls priority and often resort to silently rejecting incoming calls in the app, or terminating an ongoing call to make way for a carrier call.
Independent versus dependent Wear OS apps Android Developers
(2 days ago) If one of your apps cannot detect the other, you can enable a user to open the Play Store listing on their remote device. This is a solution for watch apps that require their companion phone app's presence to function properly. A prerequisite is to check for the Play Store's presence on …
Android – Google Mobile Services
(9 days ago) Google's most popular apps, all in one place. Google Mobile Services (GMS) is a collection of Google applications and APIs that help support functionality across devices. These apps work together seamlessly to ensure your device provides a great user experience right out of the box.
Allowing Other Apps to Start Your Activity Android
(1 days ago) The chooser dialog. To allow other apps to start your activity in this way, you need to add an <intent-filter> element in your manifest file for the corresponding <activity> element. When your app is installed on a device, the system identifies your intent filters and adds the information to an internal catalog of intents supported by all
Distribute Android apps for cars Google Play Android
(8 days ago) Your apps should be designed to perform well, look great in the car, and offer the best user experience possible. Google Play showcases selected high-quality apps for easy discovery by users in Google Play. To participate and deliver apps that users can use easily in cars: Follow the best practices for Auto app development. Test your app
SafetyNet Verify Apps API Android Developers
(Just Now) The SafetyNet Verify Apps API allows your app to interact programmatically with the Verify Apps feature on a device, protecting the device against potentially harmful apps.. Note: The Verify Apps API is distinct from the SafetyNet Attestation API.The Attestation API checks a device's integrity while the Verify Apps API checks whether there are known potentially harmful apps installed.
Customizing Media Android Open Source Project
(5 days ago) Customizing Media. Media provides a platform on which to build media apps that provide safe, seamless, and connected infotainment experiences in every Android-enabled car. Media is an Android system application designed to provide a Distraction Optimized (DO) playback and browse experience for media apps. A fully functional implementation of