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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.

Dec 13, 2018

Tor, Romain, Robert, and Chet.
Note the winter coat; the temperatures in California had
plummeted that week all the way down into the lower 60s (F).
Tor, Romain, and Chet talk with Robert Greenwalt from the Android Telephony team about how the phone actually works. And text. And data. And SIM cards....

Nov 29, 2018

Tor and Romain working hard in the studio while
Chet enjoyed the scenery in Monterey
Our guest-scheduling failed a second time in a row, but on the heels of the Android Dev Summit we had a lot to talk about!

Chet was traveling, so it's just Romain and Tor this time. We sincerely apologize for the lack of...

Nov 21, 2018

Tor, Romain, and Chet, caught in a totally
candid and unexpected photo while working
hard in the recording studio.
Tor and Romain and Chet completely failed to get a guest for this show. But fortunately, there was a bunch of stuff happening that they talked about instead. KotlinConf, GDG DevFest...

Nov 15, 2018

In this episode, Chet and Tor Romain Guy talk with Ben Murdoch and Matej Pfajfar from the Android ML team to talk about... ML! We talk about ML Kit, Adaptive Battery in Android 9 Pie, TensorFlow Lite, building and using ML models, and machine learning in general.

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Nov 1, 2018

In this episode, Chet and Tor Yigit Boyar talk again with Chris Craik from the Android Toolkit team about RecyclerView prefetch and the new Paging library.

This is Part 2 of a much longer conversation that started in Episode 100, in which Chris talked about Android's UI hardware renderer. We created this second...