Thanks for your interest in Android! Here are some ways you can get involved and help us improve Android. For background on the Android project and our goals, check out the Overview page.
One of the easiest and most effective ways you can help improve Android is to file bugs. For more information, visit the Reporting Bugs page.
Please note that we can't guarantee that any particular bug will be fixed in any particular release. To see what happens to your bug once you report it, read Life of a Bug.
We created Android so that all developers can distribute their applications to users on an open platform. One of the best ways you can help Android is to write cool apps that users love!
To get started, visit developer.android.com. This site provides the information and tools you need to write applications for compatible Android devices, using the SDK.
Contribute to the Code
Code is King. We'd love to review any changes you submit, so please check out the source, pick a bug or feature, and get coding. Note that the smaller and more targetted your patch submissions, the easier it will be for us to review them.
You can get started with Android by learning about the Life of a Patch,
repo, and other tools using the links to the left.
You can also view the activity on all contributions on our
Gerrit server. Note, some portions of
Android require you submit patches to upstream projects.
If you need help along the way, you can join our discussion groups.
For best results when contributing code, follow the code style used in that section of AOSP. Most of Android is written in Java, so you should follow AOSP Java code style.
Some parts of AOSP are written in Kotlin, such as
You may use Kotlin in areas of the platform already written in Kotlin.
For more information about Kotlin in Android, see the Android developer
Kotlin style guide and
Kotlin-Java interop guide. For more extensive
Kotlin guidance, see the Kotlin language site.