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Working with Multiple JobServices
In its continuous effort to improve user experience, the Android platform has introduced strict limitations on background services starting in API level 26. Basically, unless your app is running in the foreground, the system will stop all of your app's background services within minutes.
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Articles
Reducing an Android APK's size by 99.99%.

The Google Assistant is available across phones, speakers, Android TV and more. And it can help users get more done throughout their day—where they need to add something to a to-do list, turn on the lights, or play a song.
Concurrency is hard enough — Testing it shouldn’t be.

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) has been around since the early 1980’s and the basic specification has changed little since. 
Libraries
Take pictures secretly (without preview or launching device's camera app) using Android CAMERA2 API.

A simple Android class for encrypting & decrypting strings, aiming to avoid the classic mistakes that most such classes suffer from.

Videos/Podcasts
Since the launch of Android Architecture Components in a preview at I/O, many developers have been giving great feedback. In this video, Florina Muntenescu relays the latest Android Architecture Components updates and delves into some interesting use cases.
Class of the week
A class for describing camera output, which contains a Surface and its specific configuration for creating capture session.


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