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#AndroidDev  - Google Fit in Google Play Services 7.0
If you're using Google Fit please be aware that the Fitness.API has been split in Google Play services 7.0 (just released! [1])- you'll notice your app breaks when compiling with 7.0. Thankfully, the change is easy and there's a significant memory reduction with this change.

[1] - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndroidDevelopers/posts/G9Na4ySLvoc
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+Arihant Agarwal - right, forgot to mention that in my initial post: any apps compiling against older versions of Google Play services will continue to work, but they won't see the memory reduction benefit. Move over as soon as you can!
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Happy New Year!
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happy  New year  2015
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GPS support has come to the first Android Wear watch.  It uses the same API you're already familiar with.

http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2014/10/gps-on-android-wear-devices.html
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Interesting idea. Will pass along. Thanks!
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Building leaner apps will make it easier for you to reach the next few billion of Android users.
 
With the launch of Android One, more people across the world will have access to high-quality and affordable smartphones, so now is a great time to make sure your apps are ready for these new markets.
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I have a doubt about the example you deployed multiple dex
I'm trying to implement your solution to google play services
but I am not getting success, could give me a hint how to make this implementation?
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Great initial set of #AndroidWear  apps available on Google Play!
 
Apps for Android Wear launching today!
A collection of apps for Android Wear is now available on Google Play (goo.gl/LHjWNr)

In addition to notifications bridged from the phone, Android Wear allows developers to write code that runs directly on the wearable. Nearly all the APIs Android developers are already familiar with are accessible on the wearable allowing fully customized UI, reading sensors directly, integrating with voice actions, and sharing data between the phone or tablet and the wearable.

We've worked with some friends to create some great early Android Wear integrations.  Please take a look through this photo album for more inspiration and start extending your app for Android Wear today!
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Last week, we unveiled the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the newest additions to our Nexus family that will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In this blog post, Developer Advocate +Katherine Kuan shares best practices for optimizing apps and games to provide great mobile experiences on these devices.

#AndroidDev   #AndroidLollipop   #materialdesign
Last week, we unveiled the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the newest additions to our Nexus family that will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Together, they deliver a pure Google experience, showcasing fresh visual styles with material ...
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Testing on Square... and Round.
 
We have been doing some testing of Android Wear applications on devices with round displays, and are excited about the apps that are ready to go right now. I wanted to share a few hints about dealing with some common pitfalls, where some apps would fail with exceptions, since they were not tested on the AndroidWearRound emulator from the Android SDK.

The most common mistake can occur when using WatchViewStub, which inflates either a rect_activity_my.xml or a round_activity_my.xml. A developer might mistakenly add the UI views to only the rectangular layout file and make calls to findViewById(). Since the round layout was not filled out, findViewById() will return null, and will then throw a NullPointerException.

If you want to use the same layout between devices, or if you require a rectangular layout, you can use BoxInsetLayout from the wearable support library. This layout ensures that everything will automatically be kept within a box that fits within any round display. To find out more about designing for round displays, check out this I/O Byte video Fullscreen apps for Android Wear

Make sure that you test your apps on your current square devices, the AndroidWearSquare emulator, and the AndroidWearRound emulator. This way, your applications will be ready and working for when round devices start arriving in the market soon!

Note: there is a bug in the current AVD setup where there are three AndroidWearRound profiles available to choose from in the “Device” dropdown. Make sure you pick the middle one for now, one of the others is not correct. This is currently being fixed and should be released to the public soon.
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Introducing the Android Fundamentals courseware offered through Udacity...

Congrats team! 
 
Today we're launching the latest resource for developers who want to learn how to develop Android apps: our online Udacity training course "Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals".

https://www.udacity.com/course/ud853

*Note that the full course materials -- all the videos, quizzes, and forums -- are available for free for all students by selecting View Courseware. *

It features Developer Advocates +Reto Meier, +Dan Galpin, and +Katherine Kuan as instructors, and they’ve created lessons that are both deeply technical, but also (we think) a lot of fun. 

With Android expanding rapidly into emerging markets, and growing beyond phones and tablets into wearables, auto, and TV - learning the fundamentals behind Android development represents an opportunity to affect and improve the lives of billions of people.

We look forward to seeing what the next wave of Android developers build, and we’ll keep exploring new ways to help you become better developers.

Course Link: https://www.udacity.com/course/ud853
Blog Post: http://goo.gl/Ml4V2m
Other Google courses at Udacity: http://www.udacity.com/google
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If you've built something you're proud of on the Android Wear Developer Preview, let us know!
 
Show Us What You've Built for Android Wear

Developers, have you created an app you would like to get in the hands of the first wave of Android Wear users? If you have, we'd like to see what you've built.

Early participants can gain direct design and product feedback from our team, and possibly, higher visibility from exposure at I/O, our collections and in the Google Play store. Send us an email with a link to your APK and, optionally, open source code to wear-apps@android.com.
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Sharing what’s up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables

Today we’re excited to extend Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. We’re already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year. If you’re a developer, check out developer.android.com/wear to download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon.

Check out our blog post to learn more: http://goo.gl/82RHsF
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