What’s new on Android and Google Play and new resources

Google Play Q3 2019
 
Welcoming Android 10
Welcoming Android 10
The latest version of Android brings advanced machine-learning with support for 5G and foldable devices, a bigger focus on privacy and security, and controls expansion for digital well-being.
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Important reminder: Apps that have children and families as target audience will be subject to expanded review times. Read our blog post for the latest information and consult our developer guide and Play Academy training for details on how to manage your app release.
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Strategies for effectively monetizing genre mashing titles
Strategies for effectively monetizing genre mashing titles
Experiment with app rewards
Experiment with app rewards
Optimizing Android app experiences for Chrome OS
Optimizing Android app experiences for Chrome OS
New Google Play resources
New Google Play resources
Games landing page: learn which Google Play Console tools can help throughout your entire game lifecycle on a brand new web page tailored for game developers.
Pre-registration best practices: capture early consumer interest and accelerate launch performance with a pre-registration campaign.
Learn how Nexon increased 60 day retention and monetization with pre-registration rewards.
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What’s new on Android
What’s new on Android
Reach Android users at large: optimizing your app to take advantage of different form factors.
Android Dev Summit: sign-up to follow the livestream and latest Android announcements.
Updates to Android’s brand: building Android as inclusive and accessible as possible.
Android Studio 3.5 ready to download: develop with the memory efficient and faster IDE for app development.
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What’s new on Google Play
What’s new on Google Play
Google Play store’s visual refresh: a new visual design that improves app discovery and accessibility for our diverse set of users.
Google Play Developer API: developers using versions 1 and 2 will have to migrate to version 3 by December 1, 2019.
New Play Console app tags: describe the content and functionality of your game by providing up to 5 tags.
Update your store listing videos: starting November 1, videos with YouTube monetization turned on will no longer play on Google Play.
New form of payment for India: UPI (Unified Payments Interface) added as a new payment method on the Play Store.
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New Google Play webinar series
New Google Play webinar series: A business guide to Key Performance Indicators for apps and games
Starting in October, we are debuting a new series of webinars focused on mobile business growth. Sign up for upcoming sessions and expand your knowledge on key growth performance metrics.
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Understanding Google Play's Families policies

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Google Play is a trusted source for people to find high quality apps and games, and for developers to create and build successful businesses. Learn how you can stay on the right side of Google Play’s policies.
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