Main developer announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google Play May 2018
What’s new in Android and Google Play from Google I/O 2018
Learn about the new developer announcements from this year’s Google I/O and watch all the session recordings on YouTube.
Google I/O 2018 - All sessions
Google I/O 2018 - All sessions
Do more with the Google Play Console
Do more with the Google Play Console
Flipkart optimized their app for Android Go and saw immediate results
Flipkart optimized their app for Android Go and saw immediate results
What’s new for Android
What’s new for Android
A closer look at the latest Android announcements from Google I/O.
Android Jetpack: a set of libraries, tools and architectural guidance to help make it quick and easy to build great Android apps.
Android App Bundle: a new app publishing format that lets you more easily deliver a great experience in a smaller app size.
Android P Beta: now available on a range of popular devices from our partners.
Android Studio 3.2 Canary: featuring a visual Navigation Editor and new code refactoring tools for Android Jetpack.
AndroidX: an early preview of new extension libraries representing a new era for the Support Library.
Android KTX: a set of Kotlin extensions that optimizes Jetpack and Android platform APIs for Kotlin use.
Android Things 1.0: a Google managed OS that enables developers to build and maintain Internet of Things devices at scale.
What’s new in the Google Play Console
Dynamic Delivery: Google Play supports the new publishing format, the Android App Bundle, to send just what’s needed to each device. This results in a smaller app for your users. Watch the video.
Quality: use the new internal test track, improved pre-launch reports, and new Android vitals in the Play Console to improve the quality and stability of your apps.
Business performance: use the new app dashboard and improved acquisition and retention reports to analyze your app performance on Google Play and optimize your marketing.
Grow and optimize your subscription business: new tools and insights to help you better manage your subscriptions business.
Seller support in more countries: we welcome developers in Guatemala, Paraguay, and Moldova, who can now monetize their apps, in-app products, and subscriptions on Google Play.
How to fix app quality issues with Android vitals (Part 1) (10 min)
How to fix app quality issues with Android vitals (Part 1)
(10 min)
Discovery in the age of abundant video (8 min)
Discovery in the age of abundant video
(8 min)
Accessibility Awareness Day
(7 min)
More from Google I/O
Actions on Google: we're making it possible to extend your Android app experiences to the Assistant in even more ways, including through App Actions and shared digital content subscriptions with Google Play.
ML Kit: a new SDK that brings Google's machine learning expertise to mobile developers in a powerful, yet easy-to-use package.
Firebase: across the ML Kit into open beta, new improvements on performance monitoring, analytics, and access management tools.
AdWords and AdMob: the latest ads innovations across rewarded ads and relevant content, designed to help surface your app and grow your user base.
Chromebooks: Preview Android Studio and other Linux apps on Google Pixelbook. Create, test and run apps with popular editors directly on a Chromebook.
Wear OS by Google: a new developer preview with added support for Actions on Google (AoG) and more power-related enhancements.
Flutter Beta 3: ready for production apps, the third beta release of the mobile app SDK for creating high-quality, native user experiences on Android.
Dialogflow: new features and resources for onboarding, debugging, improving NLU quality, and building to new Google Assistant surfaces and environments.
2018 Google Play Award winners
The third annual Google Play Award ceremony recognized top apps and games on Google Play over the past year. Across nine categories, they represent some of the best experiences available on Android, with an emphasis on overall quality, strong design, technical performance, and innovation. Check out the winners.
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