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How to code in Android Studio from any device with JetBrains Projector

JetBrains is the company behind some of the most popular IDEs, including IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and PhpStorm. Even Android Studio, Google's sort-of in-house IDE for Android development, is based on IntelliJ. While IntelliJ's IDEs are popular for a reason (they're good), they can be a little heavy at times. IntelliJ and Android Studio can take up a...

Google releases Jetpack Compose beta, with a stable API, accessibility support, and more

Here we are again. I wrote about Jetpack Compose, Google's new UI engine, back when it went into alpha, and again when JetBrains ported it to desktop platforms. Today, the beta release of Jetpack Compose is here. In case you aren't caught up on all the new UI technologies in existence (I don't blame you) and you...

Android Studio Arctic Fox adds an emulator for rollable phones

The latest version of Android Studio in the Canary channel has added a new feature reflecting the direction of device design: an emulator for rollable phones. The emulator, which is currently available in the Arctic Fox Canary 1 Build of Android Studio, creates a 7.4-inch virtual handset running Android 11 and sporting a 1600 x...

Google releases Android Studio 4.1 with support for foldables in the Android Emulator

If you've ever done programming, you probably know just how useful a good IDE can be. Especially on more fragmented platforms, like Android, having the proper set of tools for development is incredibly important. Google's solution to easier Android development is Android Studio, an IDE based on JetBrains' IntelliJ. It includes a whole bunch of stuff...

Android Studio’s Android 11 emulator will support the hinge sensor for foldable devices

The Android Emulator in Google's Android Studio IDE is getting a major update with improved support for foldable devices (via AndroidPolice). The feature requires an Android 11 system image and AVD configuration that have yet to be released, however. At last year's Google I/O, Google updated the Android Emulator to include support for creating a virtual...

Android App Basics: How to install Android Studio on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS

If you're just getting started in Android app development, you may or may not know of Android Studio. It's Google's official IDE (integrated development environment) made specifically for developing native Android apps. For Java or Kotlin Android apps, there's no better option in terms of ease of development. Of course, Android Studio is a development tool,...

Google is redesigning the Play Console and adding new features to Android Studio, Kotlin, and Jetpack

The Android 11 Beta might have just been released, but if you're a developer, there's more to be excited about. Along with Android 11, Google is introducing a whole bunch of goodies for developers, including a new Google Play Console design, new versions of Android Studio, and a bunch of AndroidX and Kotlin updates. Google Play...

Google releases Android Studio 4.0 with a new Motion Editor, Build Analyzer, and more

It seems like just yesterday (if yesterday was February) that Android Studio 3.6 was released with a bunch of useful additions and needed fixes. Now, a day (three months) later, Google has pushed Android Studio 4.0 to stable with even more useful additions and needed fixes. Read on to learn more about what's new. Motion Editor The...

Android Version Distribution statistics will now only be available in Android Studio

For the longest time, Google would publish Android version distribution statistics on a dedicated webpage. However, the chart hasn't been updated since May of 2019, and even then, May's update happened 6 months after the last update. It's clear by now that Google no longer plans to update that chart, but today we've learned that...

Android 11 x86 system images for the Android Emulator support ARM ABIs

Google released the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 earlier this month. With this release, Google made a key change to enable more efficient app debugging on Android Emulator within Android Studio. The Android 11 system images for x86 CPUs now allow applications with C or C++ dependencies to run more smoothly without full ARM emulation...

New Google Play, Firebase, and Android Studio tools announced for game developers at Google for Games

Although the Game Developers Conference (GDC) was canceled to limit the spread of COVID-19, Google is hosting its "Google for Games" Developer Summit entirely online. Today, the company announced many new tools in Google Play, Firebase, Android Studio, and more for mobile game developers. Here's what's new. What's new in Google Play Google Play Asset Delivery: With...

Android Studio 3.6 Stable announced with Split View in design editors, Google Maps in emulator, and more

Google released version 3.5 of its IDE for Android app development, Android Studio, to the stable channel in the middle of last year. That release was the culmination of months of bug fixes and stability improvements. Today, Google announced that the next stable release, Android Studio 3.6, is now available to developers. The update has...