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With an ever changing landscape of devices, Android Programming has become an increasingly challenging task. That’s why we built the Packt Hub. We provide the latest news from tools and languages like Android Studio, Kotlin and Java.

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You can now use fingerprint or screen lock instead of passwords when visiting certain...

Google has announced a FIDO2 based local user verification for Google Accounts, for a simpler authentication experience when viewing saved passwords for a website....
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Introducing Coil, an open-source Android image loading library backed by Kotlin Coroutines

Yesterday, Colin White, a Senior Android Engineer at Instacart, introduced Coroutine Image Loader (Coil). It is a fast, lightweight, and modern image loading library...
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Facebook released Hermes, an open source JavaScript engine to run React Native apps on...

Yesterday Facebook released a new JavaScript engine called Hermes under an open source MIT license. According to Facebook, this new engine will speed up...
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Lyft announces Envoy Mobile, an iOS and Android client network library for mobile application...

Yesterday, Lyft released the initial OSS preview release of Envoy Mobile. This is an iOS and Android client network library that brings Lyft’s Envoy...
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Developers can now incorporate Unity features into native iOS and Android apps

Yesterday, Unity made an update stating that from Unity 2019.3.a2 onwards, Android and iOS developers will be able to incorporate Unity features into their...
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Android 8 forces FOSS apps to use Firebase for push notifications or label them...

Recently, Google imposed background limitations on the Android 8.0 (API level 26) for what apps can do while running in the background. Per this...

Samsung and AMD partner for low power and high performance mobile apps

Today, Samsung Electronics announced a multi-year strategic partnership with AMD. The strategic alliance is for ultra low power, high performance mobile graphics IP based...

As US-China tech cold war escalates, Google revokes Huawei’s Android support, allows only those...

Update: On Wednesday, according to a leaked memo received by BBC, UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei....
Five developer centric sessions at IoT World 2018

Google I/O 2019 D1 highlights: smarter display, search feature with AR capabilities, Android Q,...

This year’s Google IO 2019 was meant to be big, and it didn't disappoint at all. There's a lot of big news to talk...
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Android Studio 3.4 releases with Android Q Beta emulator, a new resource manager and...

Yesterday, Google released Android Studio 3.4, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE). Version 3.3 was released earlier this year. This release...

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