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5 ways to reduce App deployment time

Over 6,000 mobile apps are released on the Google Play Store every day. This breeds major competition among different apps that are constantly trying...

Google releases Oboe, a C++ library to build high-performance Android audio...

Yesterday, Google released the first production-ready version of Oboe. It is a C++ library for building real-time audio apps. One of its main benefits...

What role does Linux play in securing Android devices?

In this article, we will talk about the Android Model particularly the Linux Kernel layer, over which Android is built. We will also talk...

A decade of Android: Slayer of Blackberry, challenger of iPhone, mother...

If someone says Eclair, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, or Jelly Bean then apart from getting a sugar rush, you will probably think of Android...

Android Studio 3.2 releases with Android App Bundle, Energy Profiler, and...

Yesterday, Google announced the stable release of Android Studio 3.2 with a variety of new features and improvements. This version comes with 20+ features...

6 common challenges faced by Android App developers

The primary target for businesses while working on mobile apps is the Android platform, thanks to the massive market share the mobile operating system...

Google announces Flutter Release Preview 2 with extended support for Cupertino...

Yesterday, Google announced Flutter Release Preview 2, during the keynote of Google Developer Days in Shanghai. This is the final preview before the Google...

Google plans to let the AMP Project have an open governance...

Yesterday, Malte Ubl, tech leader in the AMP project at Google, announced that the AMP Project team is planning to set up an open...

Developers of Firefox Focus set to replace Android’s WebView with GeckoView

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that they will be releasing a new version of Firefox Focus for Android next week. This version will be powered by...

Google’s ‘mistakenly deployed experiment’ covertly activated battery saving mode on multiple...

Multiple Google Pixel phones experienced an automatic activation of the ‘Battery Saver mode’ today when their phone was almost fully charged. Reddit saw a...