Last week, Google canceled the Android 11 event because “this isn’t the time for excitement,” as the organization appropriately concluded. Yet today it’s moved forward, also releasing Android 11’s first preview, and providing updates on a variety of resources that will make it a little easier to build for Android users. However, a sparkling celebration isn’t held with live keys. The business has then shared a variety of videos, a blog post, and updated webpages.
The virtual launch event has been canceled to allow people to concentrate on critical social justice issues in the United States, Google says in today’s blog post. We release Android 11 Beta in a very different form today, through short-form videos and web pages that can be accessed at your speed when you have time. As usual, Google’s IDE for Android development is central to these updates, and both the beta of Android 4.1 and the canary release of Android Studio 4.2 have been released today by Android Studio.
When I talked to Stephanie Cuthbertson, Android director, she especially pointed out wireless debugging over ADB in Android 11 as a major saver for developers (and developers asked for something for very long). The new thing is also that the Android emulator, which itself saw many performance improvements in recent iterations is now hosting directly within the IDE and developers can now run side-by-side on-device tests to increase workflow.
The team has worked a lot to make the entire build-up and release process fast, thanks to smart caching in Gradle, the built-in platform Android Studio uses, and native Kotlin annotation processing. Kotlin is the preferred language for Android creation and Google also throws much of its money into it. There will be no announcement from the developer that they should import their ML Package and TensorFlow Lite Model directly into the IDE without any machine learning component. Google offers a new user interface for its output profilers and even more for game developers.
It’s been sometime now since Jetpack Compose has announced, its new Android user’s toolkit, but today’s update features Jetpack Compose Developer Preview 2, with new features such as animations, restricted layouts and more. It’s not quite ready for production. Don’t get too excited to deliver an alpha of composition this summer and a 1.0 next year, though, Google already plans.
Today, approximately 70% of the 1000 most popular applications in Google Play use Kotlin. Google now supports Kotlin coroutines, which make writing concurrent calls much easier with an update today, and Kotlin 1.4. Google now makes a formal recommendation to coroutines and some own libraries of Jetpack are already using it.
The company is now launching a redesigned Google Play Console on the Google Play store. In addition to Google’s new design, which will make it “more clear and easier to use” the console, you can now also get guidance about policy changes and more to better understand your performing insights.