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 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.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
Google Updates Android Wear SDK
Google today released a new version of the Android Wear SDK for developers. The SDK boosts the API level from 22 to level 23, which introduces the new runtime permissions required in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up.