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Google announces Android Dev Summit on November 7-8 in Mountain View

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Google I/O was just a few months back, but Google has another developer-focused event coming up later this year. The Android Dev Summit will be a smaller event that eschews the flashy demos and giveaways that attract non-devs to I/O. It's happening at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on November 7-8.

At the event, developers will get to know Android and the engineers who build it through a keynote, fireside chats, and office hours.

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Google announces Android Dev Summit on November 7-8 in Mountain View was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google announces Android Dev Summit on November 7-8 in Mountain View

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Google I/O was just a few months back, but Google has another developer-focused event coming up later this year. The Android Dev Summit will be a smaller event that eschews the flashy demos and giveaways that attract non-devs to I/O. It's happening at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on November 7-8.

At the event, developers will get to know Android and the engineers who build it through a keynote, fireside chats, and office hours.

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Google announces Android Dev Summit on November 7-8 in Mountain View was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Play Store beats App Store in downloads for Q2 2018 by 160% but loses in spending by 80% according to App Annie

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

For a while now, App Annie has been offering its metrics to interested parties so developers can better understand their place in the app economy. Careful examination and integration of data like this, paired with the knowledge of a target audience, can influence where a developer's time can be best spent. And according to App Annie's latest report, Play Store downloads are up significantly, with a 20% rise year-over-year, and 160% higher than Apple's Play Store.

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Play Store beats App Store in downloads for Q2 2018 by 160% but loses in spending by 80% according to App Annie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Spotify Lite unofficially ported to Wear OS

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Android Wear 2.0 was supposed to usher in a wave of smartwatch applications that could run independently from a connected phone... but that didn't really happen. Most popular Wear OS apps still rely on a Bluetooth connection with your phone, including the official Spotify application. Thankfully, there's now a full-featured Spotify client for Wear OS, courtesy of moneytoo on the XDA Forums.

Spotify Lite was released last month for Android, and even though it was much smaller than the normal application, it lacked quite a bit of functionality.

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Spotify Lite unofficially ported to Wear OS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Android P engineering team will be having a reddit AMA on July 19

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Are you an Android developer (or an aspiring one)? Do you have some burning questions you've been dying to ask Google's Android team? Well, there's good news for you; the Android P engineering team will be answering your questions in an r/androiddev AMA on July 19th, and you can get your questions in now.

The reddit post has a lot more details, but here are the basics of it. You can get your questions in now, but the team will start responding on July 19th at 12pm PT / 3pm ET.

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The Android P engineering team will be having a reddit AMA on July 19 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Studio device emulator now works with AMD processors and Hyper-V

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Android Studio's device emulator used to be incredibly slow, even on capable hardware. Google has drastically improved the performance over the past two years, but a few issues remain. The Windows version of the Android Emulator uses HAXM, which only works on Intel processors. That means AMD-powered computers can only use non-accelerated ARM images.

At long last, this is finally changing. Google released a new version of the Android Emulator today that adds support for VT-x hardware acceleration on AMD processors, using Microsoft Hyper-V.

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Android Studio device emulator now works with AMD processors and Hyper-V was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Motorola releases 8.1 Oreo kernel source code for Moto X4

Friday, July 6th, 2018

The Moto X4 started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo back in May, and it brought with it a couple of issues. Two months later, Motorola has released the kernel source for that update as it's mandated to do by the GPL whenever there are any modifications to the Android kernel.

What this means is that developers will now have a much easier time making custom ROMs and recoveries for the Moto X4 on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Motorola releases 8.1 Oreo kernel source code for Moto X4 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Pay is broken for many in Android P DP4, though a fix may be rolling out

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Android P is shaping up to be a pretty sizable milestone for the platform, but although the beta releases have been surprisingly stable, they aren't without bugs. They are "previews" after all, and in the latest image, there is one small regression worth noting: SafetyNet tests are failing. As a result, services like Google Pay which check for device security using SafetyNet are also broken, though not every phone on the latest previews is affected.

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Google Pay is broken for many in Android P DP4, though a fix may be rolling out was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Some Android developers see huge drops in app installs after Google ‘enhances’ Play Store algorithms

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Last August, Google announced an enhancement to its Play Store search and discovery algorithms, all in the pursuit of a better consumer experience. This was a natural next step after the company said it began tuning its algorithms "to optimize for user engagement, not just downloads" at its Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference in February 2017. In part, these moves appeared to be shots across the bow aimed at getting developers in line.

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Some Android developers see huge drops in app installs after Google 'enhances' Play Store algorithms was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC releases kernel source code for the U12+

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The HTC U12+ isn't a great phone, but if you bought one anyway, I have some good news for you. HTC just released the kernel source code for the U12+, allowing developers to more easily create custom recoveries and ROMs for the company's latest flagship.

There are multiple kernel source packages now available on HTC's Developer Center, each for a different regional variant of the phone. That includes the Arabic, Russian, CIS, Indian, Taiwanese, EU, HK, and worldwide models.

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HTC releases kernel source code for the U12+ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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