IN THIS ISSUE: A Hands-on Look at Android 12; Google Underpins Android with Rust; Container Queries Now Part of CSS; NativeScript 8.0 Supports Apple M1, webpack5; Google Slapped with Privacy Complaint; Chrome 90 Arrives
An anonymously leaked build of Android 12 shows scrolling screenshots, improvements to app-pairs, tablet home-screen improvements and much more.
Developers at Google are reportedly starting to favor the Rust language over C++ for building low-level Android components, presumably for its memory safety, friendly compiler and other advantages over the stalwart object-oriented coding environment.
Presenting UI components accurately for the display type just got more reliable thanks to container queries, which potentially can deliver more useful results than media queries alone.
The latest version of the open-source framework for building mobile apps for Android and iOS delivers a slew of new features.
European privacy advocates have filed a complaint against Google, claiming that the Android Advertising ID it places on Android and iOS devices is akin to a tracking cookie implanted without user consent, which runs afoul of the EU's strict privacy laws.
Even if you're not interested in what's new in Chrome 90, you might have a few laughs at the super-corny way Google's Pete LePage delivers the news.