What’s new on Android and Google Play

February 2020
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Android 11 Developer Preview

Introducing the first developer preview for Android 11. Discover new ways to develop more efficiently and enhance your app.

WHAT'S NEW

Featured Medium posts: Go Global

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Find success for apps and games in Japan

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Find success for apps and games in Thailand

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Find success for apps and games in the Middle East and North Africa

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Developer Summit at GDC

Tune in on March 16-17, watch the livestream, and learn about new Google products and solutions to take your games to the next level. Save the date.

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Spotlight: Privacy in apps

Read about our upcoming policy to limit access and improve transparency for location information.

Learn how to embrace innovation by building privacy-friendly apps from experts at Google, Developers Alliance, and Lyft.

Improve your app's privacy standards with our best practices.

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Upcoming Google Play and Android deadlines

InstallBroadcast API: By March 1, 2020, developers who rely on the install referrer intent broadcast must switch to the Play Install Referrer API.

GCMNetworkManager:

In April 2020, the FirebaseJobDispatcher library will be archived and no longer supported.

Starting November 2020, the GCMNetworkManager library will receive no new features or support.

TargetSDK:

By August 3, 2020, new apps must target at least Android 10 (API level 29).

By November 2, 2020, all apps being updated must target at least Android 10 (API level 29).

UPCOMING DEADLINES

Featured Case Studies

Cornershop case study

Learn how Cornershop modularized its card reader feature with Android App Bundles

VLC case study

Discover how VideoLAN adapted their multimedia player for Android TV

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Use the Realtime Database to build a multiplayer game

Explore how Firebase Realtime Database helps you spend less time worrying about infrastructure and more time developing a great user experience.

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Optimize your store listing with experiments

Find out how you can optimize your store listings with the perfect combination of graphics and text using experiments.

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