Monthly newsletter October 2021 | Developer newsletter | Android Developers
The latest news for Android developers
The #AndroidDevSummit is next week!
Join us October 27-28 PT to participate in the fun. Kicking off at 10 AM PT on Oct. 27 with The Android Show, hear the latest news and updates, and connect with Android developers around the world. The agenda, session details, and speakers are all live, you can check them out here!
Create your Team Jetpack superhero at Android Dev Summit
Android Developers assemble! Team Jetpack needs your help fighting the bugs of chaos at this year’s #AndroidDevSummit…will you answer the call? Create your Team Jetpack superhero, with a personalized look and your own Android coding boosts to unlock special superpowers, and you’ll get a digital trading card for your superhero to share on Twitter. Then, join us at #AndroidDevSummit and help us restore order to the galaxy!
Get your #AskAndroid questions answered live by the Android team
Ask your burning questions about Modern Android Development or building for large screens by tweeting #AskAndroid and tagging androiddev@ for a chance to have them answered live during the Android Dev Summit.
We’ve pushed the Android 12 source to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and officially released the latest version of Android. Keep an eye out for Android 12 coming to a device near you starting with supported Google Pixel devices in the next few weeks and Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices later this year. Now is the time to finish your compatibility testing and publish your updates to give your users a smooth transition to Android 12.
Last year we launched the first unit of the Android Basics course in Android Basics in Kotlin. Since then over 100,000 beginners have completed the first milestone. We’re excited to share that the final unit has been released, and the full Android Basics in Kotlin course is now available!
Jetpack Compose simplifies and accelerates UI development, and the same is true of Compose for Wear OS. You can now create beautiful apps for the wrist with less code, with built-in support for Material You. It is now in developer preview, try it out!