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Android devs beware. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Android devs beware. Screenshot: Cult of Android

If you’re an Android developer, nothing makes you panic quite like a term violation email from Google that threatens to pull your app from the Play Store. It’s even more worrying when it turns out to be a complete fake designed to steal your Google login credentials.

Google I/O kicks off early this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O kicks off early this year. Photo: Google

Google has officially announced this year’s I/O conference for developers, and it kicks off on May 28 in San Francisco. The two-day event promises to explore the latest in “tech, mobile and beyond,” and you can register for your ticket on March 17.

Some of the stunning watch faces coming to Android Wear. Photo: Google

Some of the stunning watch faces coming to Android Wear. Photo: Google

Google announced its biggest Android Wear update yet on Wednesday, which finally delivers a dedicated custom watch face API that allows developers and designers to build news faces with greater functionality. But it’s not all good news; Google says the custom watch faces you’ve already been using will be pulled if they aren’t updated to use the new API.

The apps you buy for Nexus Player will have been approved by Google. Photo: Google

The apps you buy for Nexus Player will have been approved by Google. Photo: Google

Developers may be free to release (almost) whatever they like for Android, but with Android TV, things are going to be a little different. Google will screen and approve Android TV apps before publishing them in the Play Store to ensure a good experience for its users, according to its guidelines for developers.

Ldeveloperpreview

Google has today uploaded the preview factory images for the next version of Android (currently known only as Android L) for developers to test on the latest Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. The system image are only available to download through Google’s Developer Dashboard and in order to flash and install them onto your device you’ll need to be pretty savvy with a command line.

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