Android Market to Offer Paid Applications
Google has informed developers for the Android Market — the storefront for Android-based applications — that they will be able to create applications that require payment. Up until now, all the applications available in the Android Market have been free. This has prevented some developers from creating applications for the Android platform. With the arrival of paid applications, slated for some time in the first quarter, more developers may be motivated to create applications for Google's mobile platform.
Android O to Feature Picture-In-Picture and Improved Security
Google today provided more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference. One of the biggest additions to the platform is picture-in-picture for mobile phones.
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's ARCore to Let Multiple People See the Same AR Content at the Same Time
Google today announced an update to its ARCore platform for augmented reality. The platform gains a handful of new tools to help developers create more immersive and shared AR experiences.
Google to Help Developers Make Apps More Accessible
Google today released a tool for developers that will scan apps and provide feedback on their accessibility. The idea is to help developers view their apps from a different perspective and gain insight about how their user interface choices may or may not work for those with special accessibility needs.
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.