The "gift" that keeps on giving

Oracle v. Google : Aaaaand the lawsuit is back! [UPDATE]

It just won’t go away. The legal battle between Google and Oracle shows no signs of stopping. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in favor of Oracle. In short, this means Google could owe Oracle billions in damages.

What's new in Android Studio 3.0

Android Studio 3.0: Kotlin support, new Android plugin for Gradle and more

We’ve been talking about Kotlin’s first-class status for the past five months — and now that Android Studio 3.0 is here, it’s possible to add Kotlin to your project. This is not the only highlight of the latest Android Studio release —support for Java 8 language features has been improved, there’s an Android Plugin for Gradle 3.0.0 and the list goes on.

Android says goodbye to harmony

Android places bets on OpenJDK

A reference in Hacker News to a code basis commit deemed as “mysterious” gave the starting signal, followed by an official confirmation on the Google website at the end of the year: for the next Android version, Java API implementation will be replaced by OpenJDK, the open source version of JDK.