A/B System Updates
A/B system updates ensure a workable booting system remains on the disk during an over-the-air (OTA) update, reducing the likelihood of an inactive device afterward. See A/B System Updates for a detailed description of this feature and instructions for implementing it.
November Android Security Bulletin
The November 2016 Android Security Bulletin has been published along with links to associated fixes. In addition, new build numbers have been published for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player running Android 6.0.1, 7.0, and 7.1 to support the November Android security release.
New CTS Downloads
Android 7.0 R3, Android 6.0 R12, and Android 5.1 R13 versions of the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) and CTS Verifier are available for Download.
Android 7.0 CDD is Here
Using Filters for Smaller System Images
Implementing ART Just-In-Time (JIT) Compiler now contains recommendations
the system image size with the
interpret-only filter in JIT.
Panic Button Support for Indian Phones
AOSP now provides support for the Panic button required on phones sold in India from 1 January 2017 through the Emergency Affordance feature. See the guide for details on enabling this feature.
Explore the Source
Port Android to Devices
Get help porting the latest Android platform to create compelling devices for your customers. Includes documentation for HAL interfaces and details on core technologies such as Android runtime (ART) and over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Follow these examples and instructions to harden your Android devices against malicious attacks. Find out how the Android security program works and learn how to implement the latest features.
Being Android-compatible lets you offer custom features but still give users and developers a consistent and standard experience across all Android-powered devices. Android provides guidance and a test suite to verify your Android compatibility.
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