A few months ago, Google announced Android 10, the next major update to its mobile operating system.
And in its announcement, Google said that the Android 10 update was designed to “help music producers, labels and publishers better manage their digital content and manage the risk of cyber attacks.”
The release of the Android 11 SDK, however, marks the first time that Google has explicitly addressed the music business in an official release.
The release notes for both the Android SDK and the Android Music Platform (AMS) have been sparse, but it looks like Google’s first official comment on the matter has been a few weeks old.
In a post on Google+ on Thursday, Google’s senior vice president for products, Rob Enderle, said the company is “currently evaluating the best way forward for the music ecosystem.”
Here’s what he said: “The future is coming, and we want to make sure that it’s better than the past.
So our priority right now is to make the most of what we’ve got.”
“The new Android 11 brings an incredible amount of new APIs and features, and to make it easier for artists, labels, publishers and other developers to deliver incredible, personalized music experiences to consumers,” he continued.
“In addition, we’ve worked hard to make our new SDK and platform as stable as possible, so that it can be used by our more than 200 million users and continue to deliver amazing, personalized experiences for our users.”
There are some key differences between the two SDKs, however. “
So the next step for the world’s leading music platform is to give you the tools to create amazing, customized music experiences for your fans.”
There are some key differences between the two SDKs, however.
The Android 10 and Android 11 versions are “designed to help creators, labels or publishers better understand the risks of cyberattacks,” and they also include “new APIs to provide even more tools for creators to create even more personalized music experience experiences for their fans.”
Google isn’t saying how many new APIs or features it plans to add to the Android software over the next year, but there’s already plenty to choose from.
In the new SDK, you can add additional features like filters to filter out certain song titles, as well as music tags to help you organize and filter your songs.
And you can also choose to integrate with the Google Play Music service, which lets you create and manage your own music.
If you’re a music producer or publisher, you should definitely give the Android 9 SDK a look.
In fact, you probably shouldn’t wait to download it just yet, as Google has promised to release the new version “soon.”