What is the function to get the current UTC time. I have tried with System.getCurrentTime but i get the current date and time of the device.
System.currentTimeMillis() does give you the number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC. The reason you see local times might be because you convert a
Date instance to a string before using it. You can use
DateFormats to convert
Strings in any timezone:
DateFormat df = DateFormat.getTimeInstance(); df.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getTimeZone("gmt")); String gmtTime = df.format(new Date());
see my answer here:
I've fully tested it by changing the timezones on the emulator