All the latest Android developer news and features you need to know about!

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Another month, another slew of interesting and, well, not so interesting Android developer news. In this post, we’ll go over all of the stuff you need know about in the world of Android development from the past month.

September started with a bang thanks to the release of Android 10. Since then, things have been quiet over at the Android Developers blog with only a few posts and no big announcements. Unity has been busy though, bringing us a powerful device simulator and even letting us use Unity‘s 3D prowess within our native apps.

And of course, there has been a bombardment of useful tutorials from this very site, as well as across the web. Read on for the full scoop!


Features and news from Android Authority

Microsoft Certification: A guide for tech professionals – This post explains how to get Microsoft certification. This can be useful for Android developers, especially if you are interested in working with Visual Studio (Xamarin) or other tools from the company.

How to add 3D graphics and other Unity features to your native Android apps – This post explains how you can add 3D graphics in Android Studio by using Unity as a library. It’s in its infancy, but it’s an exciting prospect with some real potential.

How to become a machine learning engineer – Another potential career path for developers that is likely to be in demand in the coming years!

How to make money on Fiverr as a creative professional – Sell your development skills for much more than a fiver!


Android developer news from Android Developers Blog

Unlock your creativity with Google Play Pass – Get discovered by more users with the new Google Play Pass.

Expand your app beyond mobile to reach Android users at large – Google waxes lyrical about the benefits of targeting more than just smartphones with your apps.

Welcoming Android 10! – We’ve discussed the new features coming to Android 10 ad nauseum at this point. But now the new OS is finally here, and Google has taken this opportunity to do one last round-up of everything that’s new.


Features, news, and projects from around the web

Android development news

Speed up mobile iteration with the new Device Simulator – A new device simulator from Unity makes it easier than ever to test your games on multiple chipsets and display sizes. It stands to save devs hours of iteration, potentially.

The most useful tool in Android – This is a great post on how to get the most from ADB. If you don’t know it inside-out already, have a read!

The one Gradle trick that supersedes all the others – Build failing for unknown reasons? Join the queue! Here is a handy trick to get to the bottom of the issue.

Converting your Android Gradle scripts to Kotlin – If your app uses Kotlin, this guide will help you switch from Groovy so everything is speaking the same language!


That’s all the Android developer news for September! Join me next month for another round-up and be sure to read on for all the details on Android Authority‘s development course.

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