Android & Chill Developers have a tough job and there are ways that Google could make it easier. Jerry Hildenbrand 27 Feb 2021 0 Source: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central We just got our first very early peek at Android 12 and like every version that came before it, there will be new features. Some will be big features while some will be small, but as always, there will be one or two that each of us would really like to see added to our favorite app. But for most of us, even on the best Android phones , it will become a waiting game. Some independent developers will be able to include support for Google's new stuff rather quickly and that's a testament to hard work combined with a bit of luck that made it a little easier to implement. But know that most developers that still maintain the best Android apps will be working hard to make the new stuff work without breaking all the existing stuff. That's what developer previews and beta testing … [Read more...] about How Google could improve Android apps for everyone, according to these developers
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Nerd Party What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever. Alex Dobie 13 May 2016 43 [ ]/google-io-2016) It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N , VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech. With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016. A new venue Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo credit: Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Aside from what's actually announced and shown at Google I/O 2016, attendees will experience this year's conference in a new way, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Google's hometown of … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!
You should be watching Take a deep dive into the topics that matter. Russell Holly 21 May 2016 2 [ ]/google-io-2016) Google's three-day developer festival has been a massive success, due in no small part to the sheer volume of knowledge the company has stuffed into the Shoreline Amphitheater and its surrounding tent spaces. Not every session was livestreamed this year, and even if they were it'd be impossible to watch them all at the same time. Not to worry, every session was recorded, and that means you can catch up on everything you might have missed from day three of this incredible event. We've gone ahead and set out a selection of our favorites, but be sure to take a look at everything available on the Android Developer , Google Developer , and ATAP YouTube channels for more! VR in the Classroom: Early lessons learned from Google Expeditions It's been a while since we've heard anything about Google's classroom VR project, … [Read more...] about Google I/O Day 3 video roundup — political data, ATAP, and security for all
Growing pains An outdoor Google I/O was worth trying. We hope it tries it again — but learns a few things from 2016. Jerry Hildenbrand 24 May 2016 45 [ ]/google-io-2016) Google broke from tradition and held Google I/O 2016 at the Shoreline Amphitheater (conveniently located next door to Google's Mountain View campus buildings) instead of a more mundane but well-proven event center like the Moscone Center. By now you've certainly heard about the show — and a lot of complaints — online from both people who attended, as well as many who didn't. Words like festival, faire (the maker kind, presumably) and even Burning Man have been used to describe it, but those are a little off the mark. Google I/O was still very much a developer conference, filled with people who are more used to the controlled environment most developer get-togethers are held in. And that was one of the many problems with Google I/O 2016 — people weren't ready to spend three … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016: Sometimes the Great Outdoors isn’t so great
Nerd Party I'm heartened that Google hasn't given up on what was a good idea, imperfectly executed. Alex Dobie 25 Jan 2017 5 Google I/O will apparently return to Shoreline Amphitheater, a short walk from Google's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, this May. It'll be the second time Google has hired the concert venue for its developer conference, and that's a significant development because last year's event didn't run entirely smoothly. Ask developers who paid $900 of their own money to attend, and they'd complain of long lines, longer waits, lack of shade, inadequate seating for many sessions. Google's intention was to create a more open, festival-like atmosphere, in contrast to the traditional event space of San Francisco's Moscone West, where I/O was held in years past. Moscone is a purpose-built convention complex — air conditioned, with plentiful seating, and places to stand that aren't in direct sunlight. The other side of that coin is it's a … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2017: Sticking with Shoreline is a smart move