Monthly newsletter December 2021 | Developer newsletter | Android Developers
The latest news for Android developers
As we share our final newsletter of the year, we wanted to thank you for being part of the Android developer community, helping us build a better Android platform, and helping shape the developer tools and APIs we release. We wish you Happy Holidays, and are looking forward to continuing to support you as a developer next year.
We’ve seen increased usage and user engagement with large screen devices such as tablets, foldables, and Chromebooks, and we’ve streamlined the UI for these devices through the 12L feature drop to help you deliver a better large screen experience. We’re releasing the first Beta for your testing and feedback as you get your apps ready for the feature drop coming early next year.
Learn how to delight your users with fast startup experiences by measuring what matters most to your target customer. Discover the difference between time to initial display (TTID) and time to full display (TTFD), as well as useful metrics, libraries, and tools recommended by the Android team.
Our mission is to help developers be successful on Android by helping them build great apps with the latest Android and Play features, empower anyone to build a career as an Android developer, and advocate for developers. Learn more and check out the available opportunities.
Implementation of drag and drop functionality is now easier with the new DropHelper class. This Jetpack drag and drop library class helps you specify and customize drop targets and define how dropped data is handled.