Category: Android Articles

What is the Google DevRel team?

Google DevRel team (Developer Relations) is an important part of this global organization, as they evangelize their technologies and advocate for the needs of other developers. The DevRel team was founded in the US in 2006 with the goal of making Android, HTML5 and the Google Developer platform the greatest ecosystem for the developer community. Soon it expanded to Asia Pacific and Latin America, and in just four years it went global.   This is a group of very passionate people who share their love for Google products. They are engineers who play a huge role by spreading the...

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Important announcements for Android OS at Google I/O 2017

Last week Google held its famous event for the present year, where thousands of developers gathered to know the latest trends related to Android OS (Android Operating System).   The congress took place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California and it brought important news about next Android version, Google Lens, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, among other technologies. Android O Google announced the release of Android’s next version: Android O (Android Oreo sounds to be its delicious name, although still unofficial). This time improvements on speed, performance and battery life are going to be added, or “Fluid Experiences”...

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How online courses can help you find a job

Online courses became the main alternative to traditional education to get an specialization. Online education is based on students interests, mainly considering their time and learning pace. Making the decision to take an online course allows professionals to boost their careers and improve their job opportunities, having a degree is not enough anymore. How this learning process contribute to my professional profile? There are so many ways to get the most out of online education, being a self taught person and being aware of trends can help you to outstand on your work area. The Google Developer Expert and...

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How Android democratizes access to information

Not long time ago owning a smartphone or any kind of smart device seemed to be symbol of status. Despite current conditions where most people around us appear to have at least one (more than one in some cases) smart devices, we must remember it wasn’t always like this. Even more, there are certain parts of the world where people is now getting online for the first time. To prove our point, see how the number of smartphones sold to end users worldwide has been increased over time. Source: Statista It is undisputed how Android openness, among many other...

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How can Android developers stand out?

Depending on what part of the world you are in, it could be different to stand out as an Android developer. People from countries with bigger population may struggle with different situations than people from smaller countries, where standing out is relatively less difficult. But, this could also mean you may have to start things like Android Communities in your own country in order to make yourself a name. That being said, the most important thing to remind is that you must be able to detect your own abilities. When interviewing some of the instructors of the Professional Android...

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