Android Oreo, Android Instant Apps expansion, Google Play app signing, ARCore SDK, and more

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Oreo
Get started with Android Oreo 8.0
The latest version of Android that’s smarter, faster, and more powerful than ever. Android Oreo brings you new ways to develop more efficiently.
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Indies
Google Play Indie Games Festival
Pre-register and join us at the Google Play Indie Games Festival September 23 in San Francisco. Play new and unreleased games and vote for your favorites to win! The event is free and open to the public so invite your friends.
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AIA
Android Instant Apps expands to 500M devices
Developers across a range of industries have already started building instant apps. They’ve seen strong results in engagement, acquisition and retention.
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What’s new on Android
  • ARCore: An Android SDK that developers can start using which brings AR to mobile devices without requiring any special hardware.
  • Increasing app’s usefulness with Android Wear: Increase usefulness by extending Google Play and Android features across devices with Android Wear integration.
  • App design for Wear 2.0: Design considerations and guidelines to help optimize for Wear 2.0 devices.
  • Android Wear apps policy update: Starting January 2018, Google Play Store policy will change to promote the use of multi-APKs and standalone apps.
Console
App signing in the Google Play Console
An app signing service that can help you if you lose or compromise your app signin key. This is securely managed by Google Play meaning that you are only responsible for managing your upload key.
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LATEST DEVELOPER STORIES
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Firebase
The latest from Firebase
  • Firebase Dev Summit: Join us on October 31 in Amsterdam for a day of talks and instructor-led codelabs. Request an invitation!
  • Reward referrals: A new guide to using Firebase Dynamic Links.
  • Hamilton app: A step by step guide on how they used Firebase and Flutter to launch their app.

UAC
Best practices for AdWords universal app campaigns
Read the latest best practices for promoting your app on AdWords universal app campaigns. Learn to select the right goal for your campaign, adjust your budget to find the right mix of users, and secure placements across Google networks including on Google Play.
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Startup
Startup with Google
A collection of resources, insights, and community programs to support those who move things forward.
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GDD
Google Developer Days Europe
Watch sessions from the Google Developer Days Europe event which took place in Poland on Sept 5-6 to hear about the latest updates covering Android, Mobile Web, Firebase and more.
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Scholarship
Win a Web or Android programming scholarship
Google and Udacity are offering 60,000 scholarships for Android and Web development. Open for residents of Europe, Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Russia.
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