Google this week announced that it has released its previously-private and in-person Android developer courses to the public online.
“The Google Developers Training team recently published an updated version of our Android Developer Fundamentals course as a series of Google codelabs,” Google’s Jocelyn Becker explains. “Our Android courses were originally intended as classroom-based courses. However, we found that many people work through the courses on their own, outside of formal teaching programs. So, when we updated the Android Developer Fundamentals course, in addition to supporting classroom-based learning, we made the material available as a sequential series of codelabs.”
Google’s Android courses debuted at Google I/O in 2015 as onsite tutorials for the developers attending the show. But because they were so popular, the firm decided to make them available more broadly.
There are two courses available, Android Developer Fundamentals and Advanced Android. Both have been thoroughly updated since their last appearance at Google I/O, and both help developers use Android Studio and the latest technologies to create Android apps.
Google is also making teaching materials available for both courses so that instructors can use them in their own in-person classrooms. You can download the teaching materials for Android Fundamentals and Advanced Android now.