Google Developers Newsletter - January 2019

Google Developers
January, 2019
Early Access for .dev top-level domain begins February 19th

.dev TLD

Early Access for .dev top-level domain begins February 19th. The TLD .dev is a secure domain for developers and technology. Early access allows you to pay a premium to secure your desired .dev domain ahead of General Availability. Mark your calendar!

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Android / Google Play

  • Starting August 1, 2019, all new apps and app updates that include native code are required to provide 64-bit versions, in addition to 32-bit versions, when publishing to Google Play. Get details in the latest blog post.
  • Android Studio 3.3 is available for download. It is focused on refinement and quality, with fixes for over 200 user reported bugs, refinements for the Navigation Editor, C++ code lint inspections, New Project Wizard, Project Sync speed, and usability fixes for each of the Performance Profilers.
  • Localizing your Actions on the Google Assistant expands your reach and drives more engagement. This step-by-step guide shares all the information you need for simple and accurate translation - get started today.

Firebase / Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Missed the App Dev Global Digital Conference? Catch up on the content.
  • Cloud Firestore is officially out of beta and in General Availability! Build serverless apps with Cloud Firestore’s locations support and 99.999% SLA for multi-region instances. Read all updates here.


  • If you operate a website showing ads, consider reviewing your site status in the Ad Experience Report, a tool that helps publishers to understand if Chrome has identified any violating ad experiences on your site. Read more about creating a better World Wide Web with Chrome.
  • In version 72, Chrome ships User Activation v2 which makes user activation consistent across APIs.


  • Using TensorFlow, a student in China developed an award winning app that helps improve handwriting. Learn more about using TensorFlow for learning.
  • Google Developers Newsletter is now available in Hindi and Arabic. Click here to update your language preference.

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