Jan 30 AT 3:06 PM Dustin Earley 10 Comments

Android Developers lands official Google+ page

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When Google announced the Android Design website aimed at helping developers feel more at home with Holo, the theme used throughout Android 4.0, Matias Duarte made it clear that Android development was headed into the next phase. Google is looking to create a more cohesive experience when it comes to developing for Android for both manufacturers and third-party app developers alike.

One way Google is looking to do that is with a deep, interconnected community where developers can network and lend each other a helping hand. Today, Google announced that they’ll be using their own Google+ to bolster that community, starting with an official profile page for the Android Developers website.

Google will use the Android Developers Google+ page for “development tips, discussing updates to the SDK and developer tools, highlighting new Android training classes, and posting video and pics from Android developer events around the world.”

Google will also use the page for Google+ hangouts, scheduled to take place at 2pm Pacific Time every Wednesday. More hangouts will be scheduled at different times once things progress, but for now you can watch the hangouts after they’ve been uploaded on YouTube if you can’t watch live.

The Android Developers Google+ profile makes a nice addition to Google’s blossoming developer community. Along with the Design guide and Android training program, developers have a number of places to turn for advice on any problems they face.

Source: Android Developers Blog

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • josegb2011

    This is why i love google because they care and strive to improve..using their social service is a great way to communicate ..i wanna see apple actually care about their developers and consumers like google does

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    This is interesting news. 1) Google is helping devs (always a good thing). But more interestingly, 2) Google is actually promoting G+ by eating their own dog food! Other than random blog posts, this is somewhat new, from what I’ve seen.

    • spazby

      I am really starting to like google+

      • Jeff Pan

        Google+ always had mature discussions. Not like the high school-ish stuff up on Facebook

        • Dan13

          I had the same vibe while on Facebook. On there, it seemed like it was a constant popularity contest, always a competition on who gets the most attention on their page. But on Google+, it feels like it is more for sharing in formation.

        • SigInTheHead

          google+ thus far has been good for sharing real information rather than the usual crap you get on facebook, i really don’t care that someone has “just sat down and opened a bottle of wine”. Plus the way it models relationships is much more realistic.

  • Thomas Biard

    Google: Expanding social media beyond statuses and duckface pictures since 2012.

    I love this idea, and I hope they keep looking of beneficial ways to improve tech and communications through G+

  • aranea

    I like that Google is trying make Android more uniform and user friendly. More importantly, this is better than Apple’s “my way or the highway” approach.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Perfect place to communicate this is big news for developers…

    • squiddy20

      … of which you will have no communication, not only since you believe rooting is for “2plus year old devices”, but also because you’re too poor to buy a computer (netbook or otherwise) with which to root your phone. Additionally, even if you had a computer, the steps needed to root a phone would be way over your underdeveloped head. I mean, if you needed the Bowery Mission to teach you the very basics on how to use a computer, you can’t even hope to have the skills to root your phone AND know what you’re doing.