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Welcome to Android Developers Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android platform team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

May 22, 2024

In this episode we cover ADB -- not "Android Developers Backstage", but "Android Debug Bridge", the technology powering device connections. Romain and Tor talk with Fabien Sanglard from the Android Studio team on his work to improve the debug stack -- including the new USB speed detection feature recently unveiled at Google I/O.


Intro (00:00)

You may know Fabien from… (00:50)

Applying relevant knowledge to Android Studio (3:28)

Communicating with remote devices and debugging (12:18)

Accommodating a debugger (13:55)

Fixed protocols and how to work around (16:10)

What other versions of ADB do you use to get the suite faster? (19:27)

Other ways to make the debugger faster  (20:38)

The differences between USB cables (21:51)

How to find the right cable (30:17)

ADB over wifi (32:41)

How to detect which usb port is faster on your laptop? (34:46)

Complexity of new cables (36:57)

Install time of APK’s (37:41)

New ways of helping full stack devs (45:44)

Final thoughts (49:19)

Viewer questions (57:54)


Tor: and

Fabien: @fabynou


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