Program overview

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Welcome to the Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview, a program to help you conduct initial testing of the proposed APIs and evaluate how you might adopt them for your solutions. To get started, set up your development environment.

Timeline and updates

The Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview program will run over the course of 2022, with a beta release planned by the end of the year. You can review regular progress updates on the program and sign up to receive updates in your inbox.

At key development milestones, we'll deliver updates for your development and testing environments. Each update includes SDK tools, system images, emulators, API reference documentation, and sample code (apps and ad SDKs).

What's included in the Developer Preview?

The Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview program includes the following tools and resources.

SDK

Using Android Studio, you can download the SDK for Privacy Sandbox on Android (based on Android 13) through the SDK Manager. Learn more in the guide about setting up your development environment.

System images

The Developer Preview includes several system image options that you can use for development and testing:

Preview APIs

Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview initially provides a development-only system and Android library that doesn't have a standard API level. If you want to target the new platform and build with the new Privacy Sandbox on Android APIs during this time, you must target the Developer Preview version of Privacy Sandbox on Android.

The Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview SDK builds upon Android 13. When you test your app, you should also account for changes introduced in the Android 13 Beta release.

Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview provides an early look at the new proposed APIs. This means that some features may not yet be implemented, and that the APIs are subject to change. In particular, the preview APIs from the Developer Preview builds aren't intended for deployment on end-user devices.

API Reference

The full Developer Preview API reference is available online. Note that these new APIs are under development, and you can only use these APIs if you are building with the Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview SDK.

Support resources

As you test and develop with Privacy Sandbox on Android Developer Preview, review the release notes and use the issue tracker to report issues and give feedback. You can also sign up to receive regular updates in your inbox.

Keeping up-to-date

Throughout the Developer Preview, we strongly recommend keeping your development environment up-to-date with the latest release. When new updates are available, we'll notify you on the Android Developers Blog and on the progress updates page. If you sign up for email updates, you'll receive a message in your inbox, as well.