Android

Android | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

Android robot superimposed on abstract gears wireframe / tuneup
recycle

Android mobile phone

Google’s UI toolkit for Android moves to alpha release

A production version of the framework for building Android UIs, called Jetpack Compose, is due next year

tools to build, develop or repair

Gradle 6.5 adds file system watching to improve build times

Update to JVM-based build tool also features improved version dependency ordering

Android mobile phone code

Android Studio 4.0 adds Motion Editor and Build Analyzer

Animation and builds get special attention in the latest upgrade to the official IDE for Android development

A man using a mobile phone in shadow against a bright wall

Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

covid 19 coronavirus global pandemic by smartboy10 getty images binary tunnel by robertiez gettyima

How smartphone apps could save lives (and the economy)

By enabling daily self-diagnosis, contact tracing and research, smartphone apps could be the key to quickly beating the coronavirus -- but there's one problem.

Java / coffee

What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects

Android 11

Android 11 developer preview stresses 5G, security

Preview of the next Android OS offers developers a first glimpse of new privacy and security features and 5G enhancements

youtube thumbnails template
video

Android in 2020: Trends and predictions

Foldables, 5G, new Android phone options – watch as Computerworld blogger (and Android expert) JR Raphael joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp to discuss what we can expect for Android phones in 2020.

Miniature tools + toolbox toolkit on a laptop keyboard.

Working with Microsoft’s Surface Duo developer tools

New Surface hardware won’t be here until late 2020, but you can start building code now

JavaWorld > Android Studio for Beginners [movile java package]

Tutorial series: Android Studio for beginners

A complete beginner's guide to Android Studio, from installing Android Studio to coding and debugging your first Android app

JavaWorld > Android Studio for Beginners [movile java package] > Part 4: Debug + Extend

Android Studio for beginners, Part 4: Debugging tools and productivity plugins

Use built-in tools and plugins to improve code quality and boost productivity in Android Studio

JavaWorld > Android Studio for Beginners [movile java package] > Part 3: Build + Test

Android Studio for beginners, Part 3: Build and run the app

Build your app with Gradle, then run it with the Android device emulator. This update includes troubleshooting advice for the Android device emulator

JavaWorld > Android Studio for Beginners [movile java package] > Part 2: Code

Android Studio for beginners, Part 2: Explore and code the app

Write your first animated Android app with Android Studio's Project editor

JavaWorld > Android Studio for Beginners [movile java package] > Part 1: Install + Setup

Android Studio for beginners, Part 1: Installation and setup

If you're new to Android Studio, start here: Part 1 walks through installing Android Studio 3.x and launching your first Android project

wireless internet handshake tablet computer mobile work together

JetBrains bringing iOS device support to Android Studio

JetBrains plug-in for Android Studio will allow developers to run, test, and debug Kotlin on iOS devices and simulators

wireless internet handshake tablet computer mobile work together

JetBrains bringing iOS device support to Android Studio

JetBrains plug-in for Android Studio will allow developers to run, test, and debug Kotlin on iOS devices and simulators

toned close up of a hand holding a stopwatch 57437132

Kotlin 1.4 slated to get a faster compiler

Upgrade to the JVM language due in 2020 will focus on quality and performance rather than adding big features

smartphone checking email mobile device

GitHub unveils native iOS and Android clients

Native GitHub mobile client arrives in beta for iOS, with an Android beta to follow ‘soon’

Load More