Android

Wrapping up for 2018 with Google Play and Android

Posted by Patricia Correa, Platforms & Ecosystems Earlier this year we highlighted some of Google Play’s milestones and commitments in supporting the 1M+ developers on the Play Store, as well as those of you working on Android apps and games and looking to launch and grow your business on our platforms. We have been inspired […]

Android

Android Studio 3.3

Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager We are excited to kick off the new year with a stable release of Android Studio 3.3 focused on refinement and quality. You can download it today from developer.android.com/studio. Based on the feedback from many of you, we have taken a step back from large features to focus on […]

Android

Reminder SMS/Call Log Policy Changes

Posted by Paul Bankhead, Director, Product Management, Google Play TLDR; As previously announced and directly communicated to developers via email, we’ll be removing apps from the Google Play Store that ask for SMS or Call Log permission and have not submitted a Permissions Declaration Form. If you have not submitted a permissions declaration form and […]

Android

Get your apps ready for the 64-bit requirement

Posted by Vlad Radu, Product Manager, Play and Diana Wong, Product Manager, Android 64-bit CPUs deliver faster, richer experiences for your users. Adding a 64-bit version of your app provides performance improvements, makes way for future innovation, and sets you up for devices with 64-bit only hardware. We want to help you get ready and […]

Android

Grow your app business internationally through localization on Google Play

Posted by Chris Yang, Program Manager, Translation Service It is not uncommon for developers to have the following concerns and thoughts when considering whether to localize their apps: “I just don’t have the time!” “Translation is too expensive.” “High-quality translation is just hard to find.” Does this sound familiar? At Google, we consider translation a […]