Newsletter - January 2020

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I/O 2020

It’s that time again! Calling all developers who want to join us at Google I/O May 12-14 at Shoreline. Check out to stay in the loop and register for a chance to get a ticket to the event.

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Android / Google Play

  • Android Flash Tool has launched! This allows developers to flash devices with builds listed on the Continuous Integration Dashboard. Try Android Flash Tool yourself at .
  • Enter the Indie Games Festival from Google Play - three competitions in Europe, Japan, and South Korea to celebrate the best indie games. Enter by March 2nd.
  • Meet the winners of the Indie Games Festival in Europe in 2019.
  • Are you already marking up your content using for podcasts, FAQs, how-to’s, recipes, or news? Did you know that an Action for the Google Assistant is also generated automatically? Find out more about supported content types.
  • Meet the next generation of hackers . Adam Bacchus from the Android Security Team met with Ms. Talley's middle schoolers for an Android Hacking 101 workshop. See these young bug hunters in action and learn why educating the next generation of hackers is important.

Firebase / Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Choosing a database that doesn’t fit the needs of your project may cause problems. Read the top 10 things to know about Firestore before choosing a database for your app. Learn more .
  • The BigQuery Weekly Data Challenge is live. Each week, Felipe Hoffa will issue a new data challenge - solve the puzzle for a chance to win $500 in Cloud credits. Put your skills to the test .
  • Register for this January 31 webinar and join engineers, cloud architects, and administrators building hybrid solutions between on-premises and cloud stacks. Get hands-on experience with Anthos and a sneak peak of the Architecting Hybrid Multi-cloud Infrastructure with Anthos training specialization.


  • Ask the Chrome team any questions you have about web development. Tweet your questions to @Chromiumdev using the hashtag #AskChrome. The Chrome team will answer as many questions as possible in the next #AskChrome episode premiering on the Chrome Developers YouTube channel on January 29th, 2020. Topic for the next episode: Media on the Web.
  • Check out the new features to Coral for 2020, including the Core Accelerator Module, Core Dev Board Mini, and the Core System-on-Module.
  • Did you miss Flutter Interact? Watch the Keynote recap to catch up on updates and announcements. Topics include: Flutter’s momentum, the official launch of Flutter 1.12, partners using Flutter to create beautiful apps, updates to desktop and web support for Flutter, and much more.

Developer Community

  • Take a look at the talks from DevFest 2019. Featuring local developers all over the world from the Google Developer Groups community. Topics include Cloud, Web, Machine Learning, Mobile, and more!
  • Find a community chapter near you and connect beyond the screen. Meet up with local technologists through events designed to help developers share and learn together.


  • Check out this new way for Node.js developers to easily deploy a pre-trained TensorFlow SavedModel directly with high performance and without any need for model conversion.
  • Learn how QQ music built an AI-empowered music library and our experience of using TensorFlow.

Next - April 6-8, 2020

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