October was a relatively quiet month for Android Developer news, especially after so many recent big announcements in the preceding months. That’s not to say that nothing has happened, though! This month saw the release of Android Studio 4.1 on the stable channel, not to mention a plethora of tutorials here at Android Authority. Read on to get up to speed.
News and features from Android Authority
An introduction to Android GPU Inspector for Android game development – The Android GPU Inspector is a new graphics profiling tool for developers which exposes more detailed information about what’s going on inside the system during gameplay. Using this tool, devs can potentially squeeze even more performance out of their games with smarter optimizations. This post tells you everything you need to know.
How to use AWS – a simple guide for beginners – This month, we have been paying particular attention to cloud platforms like AWS and Azure. This comprehensive introduction to Amazon Web Services – the biggest cloud platform in terms of market share – is a great place to start. Augment your resume or just add powerful cloud features to your own apps and websites.
What is Google Cloud? – Google Cloud may not be as widely used as AWS, but it has the big advantage of incredible machine learning capabilities. You are also more likely to use these skills as an Android developer.
The best Google Cloud courses to future-proof your resume – If you really want to master Google Cloud Platform, these courses are a great place to start.
The latest from the Android Developers Blog
Android Studio 4.1 – The big(ish) news from Google in October was the release of Android Studio 4.1 on the stable channel. This brings a number of useful new features for developers, especially with regards to editing, debugging, and optimization. For example, it is now possible to run the Android Emulator directly in Android Studio. This preserves screen real estate and enables more seamless multitasking. There’s a lot more though, so make sure to check out the full post if you aren’t already familiar with 4.1.
Introducing the Android for Cars App Library – Google recently announced that it would be opening up Android Auto’s app ecosystem to potential new navigation, parking, and electric vehicle charging apps. The library is now in open beta for devs, creating a potential new marketplace for Android pros.
Optimize your app publishing process with new Google Play Console features – Two new features have come to the new Google Play Console, allowing developers to gain more insight into the review process. Devs will now have a better idea of when they can expect their apps to go live on the Google Play Store, thus creating new opportunities for marketing and building pre-release hype.