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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 10, 2019

We forgot to take a picture of ourselves
when we recorded this.
Please use your imagination.
In this episode, Chet and Florina Muntenescu (from the Android Developer Relations team) talk with Dom Elliott from the Google Play team about Android App Bundles and other Google Play features.

App bundles are the...

Nov 22, 2019

Tor, Jerome, Chris and Xavier in the recording studio.
In this episode, Tor chats with Jerome Dochez, Chris Warrington and Xavier Ducrohet from the Android Studio build system team.

We discuss a lot of topics -- the new speed attribution feature in 4.0, the effort to create new APIs for plugin authors,...

Nov 11, 2019

Allen, Chris, Adam, part of Tor, Dan (taking the photo),
and Chet. All of them are also in the monitor, but backwards.
Oh, and note the gym sock being used to dampen noise
on the mic. High tech stuff, ADB.
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Chris Banes, Adam Cohen, Dan Sandler, and Allen Huang about...

Oct 30, 2019

Chet, Tor, Romain, Cyril and Zarah, laughing at
something stupid funny that Chet said.
Amongst the many talks and announcements at the Android Dev Summit 2019 was a hidden gem: the first ever live episode of this podcast!

Chet, Romain and Tor took this opportunity to have a chat with Zarah Dominguez and...

Oct 28, 2019

Chet, Glen, Rod, and Tor. Il n'y a pas de Romain. 
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Rod Graves and Glen Murphy from the Android UX team.

We talked about various UX changes in Android over the years, as well as UI design in general. For example, Glen compared UX design to API design; trying to...