Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development.
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I/O is just a few days away and we couldn’t be more excited to share the latest updates across Google’s developer products, solutions, and technologies. From keynotes to technical sessions and hands-on workshops, these announcements aim to help you build smarter and ship faster.
Here are some helpful tips to maximize your experience online:
Start building your personal I/O agenda: Starting now, you can save the Google and developer keynotes to your calendar and explore the program to preview content.
Connect with the community: After the keynotes, you can talk to Google experts and other developers online in I/O Adventure chat. If you’re craving community now, visit the Community page to meet people with similar interests in your area or find a watch party to attend.
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In Android 13 (API level 33), we introduced a new standardized platform architecture for spatial audio, a premium and more engaging sound experience. With spatial audio, your content sounds more realistic to users by making it sound as though they are in the middle of the action. The individual instruments from a band can be separated and “placed” around the user, or the sound from a whale might grow as it approaches from behind and taper off as it swims away.
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We are excited to announce a new feature that will help you to increase the rollout velocity of app updates and meet Play’s quality bar. On phones and tablets running Android 7.0 (SDK level 24) and above, the Play Store will prompt users to update your app if it crashes in the foreground and a more stable version is available. This will reduce your user-perceived crash rate.
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Since the previous episode, there has been an AndroidX release worth highlighting.
Compose Material 3 Version 1.1.0-rc01 is out. TimePicker removed from stable API, further changes are expected in the state API. ModalBottomSheet moved to android only. ModalBottomSheet is not recommended for desktop use, and the functionality is not actively maintained.