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Launched!! Enjoy!
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Download the Google I/O 2015 Android app! #io15  

Following the release of the I/O schedule last week (https://goo.gl/r6tlfc) on the I/O web app (https://goo.gl/xk3NcN), you can now also customize your schedule and plan your I/O experience via the Android app: https://goo.gl/yLE3bF

Feel free to switch back and forth between the I/O web app and the I/O Android app -- your schedule will always sync between the two. To remain even more in sync, you can enable the Google Calendar integration in the Android app settings to see your I/O schedule alongside your personal events, all in one place.  

In addition to the schedule, the I/O’15 Android app includes the agenda, a video library from past I/Os and an overview of the social conversations happening about the conference on both Google+ and Twitter. By indicating if you’ll be attending in-person or remotely, the app shows you only the content that’s relevant to you - this means onsite attendees are offered facilitated pre-event WiFi configuration and can browse the venue map, while the remote experience shows live streamed content (with closed captions and Cast support).  

New this year: inspired by Google Now, the Explore screen aggregates similar content in cards. We hope this will make it even easier for you to find interesting events to add to your schedule.

Every year we build and open source the I/O mobile app with the goal of providing the developer community with a canonical example of a well designed Android app. This year our development applies Android best practices across testing, architecture, and UI, as well as a full implementation of the material design library. More details about the open source to come soon!

The app release to all users on Google Play might take up to 24 hours, so check back in soon if you’re not seeing it yet.
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Remotely installed this to my kid's tablets as soon as it launched.
 
Proud to be part of the awesome team that built this baby. Download it and let us know what you think! US only for now.
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Quick Android tip on this 5th day of Christmas.. 

Don't use '+' in version numbers when declaring your dependencies in your Android applications. Not using '+' may speed up your build a little bit because your maven cache will typically already have your jars after the 1st build. '+' is also a poor practice because it doesn't allow for hermetic builds between developers.
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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!

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Give the new experimental toolchain a spin and let us know how it fares with your apps!
 
Today we are making an early, experimental version of Jack and Jill available for testing. If you are interested in giving the new toolchain a try with non-production versions of your apps, we encourage you to give us your feedback. The blog post below describes how the toolchain works, how to configure it, and how to let us know of your feature requests and any bugs you find.

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Last minute US voter? Did you know you can ask Google "what is on my ballot", input your address and quickly research the issues? 

Please make an Informed vote!
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If you're using Google Accounts on Android please take a quick read. If you're using email address as a primary, or maybe even as a secondary key, you might need to make some tweaks. 
 
+Laurence Moroney +Paul Rashidi and +Magnus Hyttsten from the Google Developer Platform team share best practices regarding using Google Accounts on Android. Learn about the why you should use a Google ID instead of an email address as the primary key in any locally cached data for several scenarios. Check them out below.

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Happy Tuesday! We've had a few questions come in recently regarding Google Accounts on Android, so we've put this post together to show you some of our best practices. The tips today will focus on Android-based authentication...
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NBC's Park and Recreation has one of my favorite final seasons of any show I've ever watched. <Not spoiling it> The general concept for the whole seasons was just really well thought out and allowed for a fitting end to all characters throughout the season.
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Hopefully these people enabled 2-factor auth on their gmail (or other) accounts.
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Doing #AndroidDev and curious how the Android Studio, Android Plugin, and Gradle versions relate? Well, now that the tooling has reached 1.0 (Dec 2014) you'll be able to update to newer versions of these tools as your dev cycle allows. More info here.
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This could be big for 'big data' processing.
KentuckyFC writes Statisticians have long thought it impossible to tell cause and effect apart using observational data. The problem is to take two sets of measurements that are correlated, say X and Y, and to find out if X caused Y or Y caused X. That's straightforward with a controlled experiment ...
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Multidexing should be easier to deal with now that Google Play services has smaller client libs and we've released multidex processing support http://goo.gl/eAehhP #androiddev  
 
With Google Play services version 6.5 or later, it is possible for you to include Google Play services in your application using a number of smaller libraries, so that unused ones don’t get compiled into your .dex file and count their methods towards the limit.

Learn more about it below.

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