Android 12 developer preview for developers — Updated for Preview 3 — This is our guide to Android 12 for developers, now updated to include the changes that Preview 3 has brought. The highlights include new, customizable splash screens for all apps, nicer haptics, and the deprecation of RenderScript APIs.
Android 12 Developer Preview 3 is live, get it on your Pixel now! — Our update aimed at non-developer Android users.
Google I/O 2021: Here’s what to expect — This post breaks down what we can expect to see at Google I/O 2021. We should get news of the first Android 12 beta, maybe a Pixel 5a launch/announcement, and possibly the “project Whitechapel” custom mobile processor that’s expected to power the Pixel 6.
Android 12 Developer Preview 3 — Google explains the changes in Developer Preview 3.
Android GPU Compute Going Forward — RenderScript was introduced in Android 3.0, but its time has come. With improvements to NDK tooling and APIs for GPU compute using Open GL — plus the addition of Vulkan API in Android 10 — RenderScript is now being deprecated.
Start Your Engines: Launch New Android Auto Apps to Production! — As of 5th April, users can publish Android Auto navigation, parking, and charging apps.
Tools to help developers provide a safer content experience — Google outlines some tools and techniques developers can use to keep their users safe. For example, Perspective API is a free product from Jigsaw that can identify toxic language via machine learning.
Customize the KPIs on your Google Play Console dashboard — Devs can now customize and pin the metrics they find most valuable in a personalized KPI section on the Google Play Console dashboard.