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Android Studio Electric Eel Canary brings Live Edit to the Compose Preview

After months of testing on the Canary channel, Google finally graduated Android Studio Dolphin to the beta channel at its I/O Developer Conference today. The beta release packs various Jetpack Compose features and improvements, new features for the Wear OS emulator, and a couple of additional developer tools. Along with the Dolphin beta release, Google...

Android Studio Dolphin is now available in beta

Android Studio Dolphin has been in Canary for a while now. At its I/O Developer Conference today, Google has finally graduated it to the beta channel and introduced a new release, codenamed Electric Eel, on the Canary channel. Both the latest beta and Canary releases of Android Studio bring along a host of new features,...

Google preps Android Desktop images for developers ahead of Google Play Games on Windows

Back in December, Google confirmed that it was working on an official way to play Android games on Windows PCs. We saw a limited beta testing program for the new Google Play Games desktop application drop in January, and a more public PC beta began to roll out in Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong...

Android Studio 2021.1 “Bumblebee” has a new Device Manager and improved Apple Silicon support

Android Studio is the main integrated development environment (IDE) for creating Android applications, with a feature-packed code editor, debugging tools, emulators, and much more. The last major release was in March of last year, nicknamed Android Studio Arctic Fox. After a few months in testing, there's now another upgrade available: Android Studio Bumblebee. Google clearly...

Android Development Basics: How to add Kotlin to an existing Java Android project

Kotlin is pretty great. It's got a whole bunch of useful language features, and the syntax is generally clean and simple. It's also cross-platform, and the base language can compile to a whole bunch of different languages and platforms. Kotlin for Java (called KotlinJVM) compiles to the same thing Java compiles to — JVM bytecode for...

Flutter 2.5 released with full-screen Android app and Material You support

If you're into cross-platform development, chances are you've heard of Flutter. Using the Dart language, Flutter is a cross-platform UI framework that aims to make developing for anything from iOS to the web as easy as possible. Yesterday, Google announced the release of Flutter 2.5 and Dart 2.14, and there's a lot that's new. This article...

JetBrains Compose for Desktop and Web is now in alpha

If you haven't heard of Jetpack Compose, where have you been lately? Google created this declarative UI framework to replace the standard XML layout engine in Android. Compose lets developers create their layouts and accompanying logic all in Kotlin. JetBrains, the company behind Kotlin, also got in on the Compose action and is working on...

Google launches Android Studio Arctic Fox and Jetpack Compose 1.0

Today, Google is releasing both Android Studio Arctic Fox and Jetpack Compose to stable. This isn't exactly a surprise announcement, since Google first announced that the latter would be released to stable this month back in May. We've got a bunch of coverage (linked below) in case you're not in the loop. But either way, you...

Google TV can now be emulated for app development

The Chromecast with Google TV was released last year, becoming the first device to run the updated Google TV software experience. While still based on Android TV, Google TV's interface tweaks and custom launcher are different enough that some app developers might want to test their work on it. Thankfully, Google is now rolling out...

Google unveils new features for Android Jetpack, Android Studio, and Kotlin at Google I/O 2021

We're now well into the Google I/O 2021 developer conference, and so we're seeing a bunch of developer-centric news for all of Google's development products. On top of changes to Flutter and Firebase, we've also got some new features for native Android development, including announcements about Android Jetpack, Android Studio, and even Kotlin. Jetpack Compose Jetpack Compose...

Android Studio 4.2 brings IntelliJ upgrade, Safe Args support, and more

In October last year, Google rolled out Android Studio 4.1 with support for foldables in the Android Emulator, a few style updates, TensorFlow Lite enhancements, and more. Over the last few months, the company has been working on the next major Android Studio update, and it's now finally available on the stable channel. Android Studio 4.2...

Android Studio Canary adds initial support for Apple’s new M1 Macs

Besides the web, Android is probably one of the most accessible development platforms. Physical Android devices can be incredibly cheap, and there's no shortage of emulator options for testing. And of course, the actual IDE, Android Studio, works on almost every desktop platform in existence, including macOS. However, Android Studio has been missing something: ARM support....