‘New glance’ for Android 12 widgets, Put on drops the ‘OS,’ & extra from Google I/O 2021 classes

The preliminary I/O 2021 “Program” — because it’s known as this 12 months — of classes was once launched lately and we have now our first glimpse at what to anticipate from Google’s developer convention.


Traditionally, the overall Google I/O classes record isn’t published till after the kickoff keynote as some merchandise are stored underneath wraps till they’re introduced onstage, and that may probably proceed in 2021.

What’s new

For 2021, the largest “What’s new” occasions are categorised as “Keynotes” and given a collection time at the agenda. But even so that major one and the Developer presentation, others come with:

Android, Google Play, internet platform, Gadget Finding out, Google Assistant, Subject matter Design, Chrome OS, Flutter, Firebase, Google Pay, ARCore, and sensible house

There also are a number of different “What’s new” movies classified as “Periods”:

Android Accessibility, Android/Google TV, Jetpack Compose, Android checking out gear, Android privateness, Android Media, Put on, Seek, Android Gadget Finding out, Android for Automobiles, Internet Vitals, design gear, Jetpack, Android Gradle plugin, foldable/pills/massive monitors, and Android building gear  

Workshops, AMA, and Finding out Lab

But even so keynotes and classes, I/O 2021 will see interactive “Workshops” the place instructors stroll you thru codelabs and the place Q&A is imaginable. There can also be Ask Me Anything else Periods, with each requiring a reservation. In lieu of bodily Sandboxes, the Finding out Lab will probably be house to workshops, courses, demos, tutorials, and sources.


Put on 

There’s recently a consultation known as “(*12*)Now could be the time: What’s new with Put on” and a “Create your first Tile in Put on” workshop. Each, at the side of a speaker bio, interestingly drop the “OS” from the title of smartwatch platform, which is formally known as “Put on OS by way of Google.”

Get an summary of all that’s new for Google’s smartwatch platform. We’ll duvet the newest platform updates and percentage a spread of recent APIs, gear and extra to lend a hand jumpstart your building for wearables.

Android 12 will have to get a big chew of the keynote to sing their own praises the anticipated visible overhaul. There are a slew of classes discussing different adjustments and trends, together with one known as “Refreshing widgets.” 

Widgets are getting a brand new glance in Android 12! Sign up for this Consultation to be told extra about the entire tactics we’re making it more uncomplicated to construct helpful, discoverable, and wonderful widgets on Android and Assistant.

As of DP3, the one exchange made to widget design is rounded corners, like the remainder of the running machine.  Extra updates may well be coming as widgets get renewed pastime. We’ve already noticed the redesigned widget picker, however there may well be an “more uncomplicated” option to expand and cause them to glance nicer. In the meantime, this consultation additionally mentions widgets with Google Assistant. 

Android 12 DP3 Widgets revamp

Android + Assistant

Talking of Assistant and Android, Google continues to inspire app builders to combine each.

Discover ways to simply upload voice features on your Android app with Google Assistant. On this Consultation, you’ll see the right way to briefly information customers into your app with a voice command the use of App Movements.

voicify your Android app

Now that you simply’ve added a layer of voice interplay on your Android app, be told what’s new with Android Shortcuts and the way they are able to be prolonged to the Google Assistant.

Android shortcuts for Assistant

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