Google now allows Android app devs to integrate Gemini Pro

On Wednesday, Google introduced the inaugural release of Gemini Pro, its latest artificial intelligence model. The company shared this development through a blog post, clarifying that the current iteration of Gemini Pro is tailored for enterprises and developers, with anticipated enhancements in the coming months. Google has now taken a significant step by enabling Android app developers to seamlessly incorporate Gemini Pro into their apps via Gemini API.

Previously, Google provided developers with access to Gemini Nano, a compact AI model suitable for on-device processing within apps. With the launch of the Gemini API, developers can now harness the power of the Gemini Pro model, leveraging off-device processing on cloud servers. Google emphasizes that the integration process has been simplified through the use of the Google AI SDK, enabling app developers to incorporate Gemini Pro without the need for creating intricate backend infrastructure.

Google says it is also making it easier for developers to use the Gemini API directly in the latest preview version of Android Studio. The platform is unveiling a new project template for developers to get started with the Google AI SDK for Android right away. Developers will benefit from Android Studio’s enhanced code completion and lint checkers, helping with API keys and security.

Gemini Pro’s utility extends beyond app integration; it plays a pivotal role in aiding code creation within the Google AI Studio and Google Vertex AI programs. The former offers a straightforward approach, while the latter provides a more advanced program allowing customization of Gemini with full data control. Remarkably, both programs are currently offered free of charge, with an initial quota of up to 60 requests per minute.

Looking ahead to early next year, as Gemini Pro transitions to general availability, Google plans to introduce a paid service model. Users can expect higher requests per minute, with inputs incurring a pay-as-you-go rate of $0.00025 per 1,000 characters or $0.0025 per image. Additionally, outputs will be priced at $0.0005 per 1,000 characters.

Written by Jordan Bevan


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