After two years of development, Google released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download it right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site. Read more for Android Studio 1.0 features.
Google first announced Android Studio, built on the popular IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE, at its I/O Developer conference in May 2013. The company’s pitch was very simple: This is the official Android IDE.
Some of the new features included in the new Android Studio 1.0 for developers are:
- a Startup Experience with better setup wizard
- better code and resource editing
- revamped UI
- app usage monitor
- unified build system
- easy access to Google Cloud Services.
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- First-run setup wizard — The getting started experience now installs the right Android SDK, sets up your development environment settings, and creates an optimized emulator for testing your app. Plus, we include a set of code templates to help you get started.
- Sample Importing & templates — Android Studio includes wizards that enable you to start with new project templates or import Google code samples.
- Code Editing — Android Studio takes advantage of all the intelligent code editing capabilities of IntelliJ IDEA such as advanced code completion, refactoring, and code analysis.
- Internationalization string editing — Manage string translations of your app in Android Studio.
- User interface design — Edit and preview your Android Layouts across multiple screen sizes, languages, and even API versions.
- Memory monitor — View the memory usage of your app over time to help find ways to improve the performance of your app.