Read the top developer announcements from this year’s Google I/O

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All the developer announcements from Google I/O 2017
Read the top developer announcements from this year’s Google I/O. All the session recordings are now available on YouTube.
What’s new for Android
  • Android O: developer preview release with new tools for developers to build more performant apps.
  • Android Go: coming later this year, an optimized version of Android for entry-level devices.
  • Kotlin: Android has officially added support for the Kotlin programming language.
  • Android Studio 3.0: a new suite of profiling tools, support for Kotlin, increased Gradle build speeds, and other improvements.
  • Android TV: a new home experience emphasizing content.
  • Android Wear 2.0: more informative watch faces and new ways to build useful apps.
  • Android Instant Apps: a new way to run Android apps without requiring installation, now open to all developers.
What’s new in the Google Play Console
  • Android vitals: new dashboards aimed at improving the stability and performance of your apps.
  • Devices catalog: easily review your app compatibility against a wide catalog of Android devices.
  • App signing: securely manage your app signing keys in the Play Console for new or existing apps.
  • Release dashboard: track your most recent production release against past releases.
  • Subscriptions dashboard: understand products and user subscription data.

We’ve also improved a number of existing features in the Play Console including statistics, ANRs & crashes, the pre-launch report, and the user acquisition report.
More from Google at I/O
  • Firebase: a number of updates including new Performance Monitoring, Analytics improvements, and phone authentication.
  • Google Payment API: let users pay in app or online with any card saved to a Google Account.
  • Actions on Google: apps for the Google Assistant are now available across 100M eligible devices and can be monetized with frictionless transactions.
  • VR and AR: accessible to more people through core technologies and platforms.
  • Chromebooks: review the optimizations you can make to ensure your apps run well on Chromebooks.
  • AdMob: earn more with the new AdMob that includes a fully re-designed interface, deep integration with Google Analytics for Firebase, and mediation groups.
  • AdWords Universal App Campaigns: find your app’s best users with new Smart Bidding options and new ad placements on the Google Play home and listing pages.
Introducing Google Play Protect
A comprehensive security service for Android, Google Play Protect provides powerful new protections and greater visibility into your device security.
We want your feedback on the Android Developer website
We're always looking to improve how we deliver relevant content. Your experience matters and we’d like to find out more.
Google Play Awards winners
This year’s Google Play Awards showcased incredible apps and games across 12 categories including Best Game, Best VR Experience, Standout Indie and more.
Google Play best practices on Medium
Join us at the Google Play Go Russia Mixer
Taking place on June 15 in St. Petersburg, right after the White Nights Conference - the Go Russia Mixer is an exclusive event for top developers interested in growing their apps and games business in the Russian market.
Join the “Actions on Google Developer Challenge”
The Actions on Google Developer Challenge brings you the chance to build for the Google Assistant on Google Home and select Android devices. Enter to win more than 20 prizes including a trip to Google I/O 2018.
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