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Android 12 developer preview bolsters privacy, user experience

Developers can play with new capabilities in security, privacy, media transcoding, rich content insertion, audio, and more.

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Android Studio improves machine learning support

Android Studio 4.1 highlights include a database inspector and easier import of TensorFlow Lite models into Android apps

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Kotlin mobile SDK shares code across Android, iOS

The Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile plug-in allows developers to write, run, and debug shared code in Android Studio

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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

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Bootstrap 5.0 alpha arrives, sans jQuery

Update to the mobile-first website framework promises lighter file sizes and faster page loading

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Microsoft enables native mobile development with Blazor

Mobile Blazor Bindings allow developers to build native Android and iOS using C#, .NET, and web programming patterns

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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

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Android Studio 4.0 backs native UI toolkit

Now available in a preview release, the Android Studio 4.0 ‘Canary’ upgrade works with the JetPack Compose UI toolkit and improves Java 8 support

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Android Studio 4.0 backs native UI toolkit

Now available in a preview release, the Android Studio 4.0 ‘Canary’ upgrade works with the JetPack Compose UI toolkit and improves Java 8 support

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React Native fixes ‘broken’ reloading

New feature called Fast Refresh addresses a number of bugs that caused users to turn off ‘hot reloading‘

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NativeScript 6.0 speeds up builds, app updates

Update to the JavaScript framework for building native iOS and Android apps also boasts smaller app binaries

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Facebook JavaScript engine boosts React Native on Android

Open-source Hermes JavaScript engine could be used to improve performance of all JavaScript-based mobile applications

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Facebook JavaScript engine boosts React Native on Android

Open-source Hermes JavaScript engine could be used to improve performance of all JavaScript-based mobile applications

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A plan to bring Java to iOS

OpenJDK Mobile would use ahead-of-time compilation to create Apple-approved executables that run without the JVM

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Low-code for the professional developer

5 ways the Progress Kinvey platform tailors low-code development to professional programmers

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Apple unveils SwiftUI for UI development in Swift

SwiftUI framework combines a simple Swift syntax and Xcode-integrated tools for building UIs for all Apple platforms

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Google updates Android Jetpack, unveils Jetpack Compose

Android Jetpack development toolkit gains 11 new libraries and a companion toolkit to ease the creation of UIs

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.5 beta

The next version of Google’s integrated development environment for building Android apps is available in a beta release

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