Can you Find Andromeda?

The tech press has been known to get it wrong every once in awhile, and if you’re a developer, you probably know about the rumors that have been swelling for years about Chrome and Android merging. This time, the merger even had new exciting name, Andromeda, or as one reporter put it, one OS to rule them all. Yet, Google’s October 4th event came and went without even a mention. Where is Andromeda? Is it even real, or is it just a dream?

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Made by Google and Powered by AI

AI was the theme of the Made by Google Livestream today, and Sundar Pichai and his team illustrated how it will be integral to the next great change in computing. Pichai took the stage and told the audience of more than 300,000 livestreamers that AI is an essential component of Google’s goal to build a personal Google for each and every user.

Topics: Android News

Google gives Android developer new language and country analytics

Google wants to help Android developers get insights from their global audience. The company announced the launch of new analytics aimed to help developers analyze their Google Play app installs from top languages and countries.

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The State of the Developer Nation

We’re happy to announce that our friends at VisionMobile have just published the State of the Developer Nation report for Q3 2016. It provides the latest trends in the developer economy, which you helped shape! The report includes insights and analysis generated by VisionMobile, based on responses from more than 16,500 developers globally across multiple research areas including mobile, desktop, cloud, IoT, and augmented / virtual reality as well as machine learning. 

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Lollipop Still Dominates Android Distribution Charts

Android Lollipop (version 5.0 and 5.1) still maintains the largest distribution of any Android version overshadowing last year's release, Marshmallow. Lollipop's share of the market didn't shrink and Marshmallow only showed marginal growth.

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Google Invests in Bridging Development Skills Gap in India

Google has launched an initiative to train 2 million Indian Android developers in three years for the Skill India initiative. As part of the program, Google has partnered with well-known education providers Udacity, Edureka, Simplilearn, and a few others, with plans to update all their courseware and coach their trainers.

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Google Awareness APIs Now Open to Developers

Bridging the gap between the real world and users’ devices, the Google Awareness API takes advantage of context signals to provide custom user experiences. The API is now available to developers through Google Play services.

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The I/O16 Keynote in a Nutshell


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Google enhances Android app security

Google continues to improve its developer tools so they can build secure applications for Android. With the Google Play App Security Improvement Program, developers are able to see security tips and identify potential security enhancements when the applications are uploaded to Google Play.

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Google releases new developer tool for analytics

Google is updating its analytics portfolio to keep up with the ever-changing Web. The company announced Autotrack for analytics.js, a new solution designed to give developers new tools to track their data.

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