Google Updates Android SDK
Google today provided an update to the Android software developer kit and other associated tools. The new version, being called Revision 17, adds a number of new features for developers as well as bug fixes for the coding tools. Some of the new features include an Android API call check, 40 new rules for Lint as well as Lint warning suppressions, and improved HTML and XML reporting and Eclipse integration. The new SDK also updates the Emulator (notably with experimental support for multitouch input through a tethered Android device) and an updated Support Library. The tools may be downloaded from Google's Android developer web site.
Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK
Google today made available several significant tools for developers ahead of the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. First, Google released updated developer images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator.
Google Drops Android O Release Candidate
Google today made Android O Developer Preview 4 available to application developers and said this is the final preview before Google releases Android O to consumers later this year. This build contains the final user interface system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final set of APIs.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
Google to Let Android Users Trial Games from Search
Google gave developers a handful of new tools to improve the gaming experience for Android device owners. Perhaps the most significant of the new tools is one that will allow people to trial games for up to 10 minutes directly from Google search results.