The Android launcher is much more powerful than you think (w/ Kevin Barry, Nova Launcher)

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The Android launcher is much more powerful than you think (w/ Kevin Barry, Nova Launcher)

On this episode, we chat with one of Android's most well-known and longest-standing launcher developers, Kevin Barry. Kevin is known for his massively popular app Nova Launcher, but he's an all around expert on all things Android interface and homescreen, and we break down some of the changes Google is introducing with Android 12L, Material You, and more.

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Android Bytes (powered by Esper)

A weekly show that dives deep into the Android OS

Android Bytes (powered by Esper) is the podcast that dives deep into the engineering and business decisions behind the world’s most popular OS. 

Android powers over 3 billion devices worldwide and is the platform of choice for over a thousand companies. You’ll find Android on smartphones, tablets, watches, TV, cars, kiosks, and so much more. How does Google architect Android to run on so many form factors, and how do companies fork AOSP to make it run on even more devices? These are the kinds of questions the Android Bytes podcast considers each week.

Join cohosts Mishaal Rahman and David Ruddock, two journalists with extensive knowledge covering the Android OS platform and ecosystem, as they speak to system architects, kernel engineers, app developers, and other distinguished experts in the Android space.

Get in touch with us at Esper.io if you’re looking to use Android for your product — we have the experience you need.

Our music is “19” by HOME and is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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The Android launcher is much more powerful than you think (w/ Kevin Barry, Nova Launcher)
David Ruddock
David Ruddock

David's Android experience runs deep. His first smartphone was the Google Nexus One. In his 14 years as a technology journalist, David worked with major brands like Google, Samsung, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Verizon, and Amazon, reviewed hundreds of products, and broken dozens of exclusive stories.

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