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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 PlayGoogle 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...

Google previews Android Studio 4.0 and releases new Jetpack libraries at Android Dev Summit

Google is back for more, and this time that doesn't mean yet another Play Store or API restriction. Instead, Google's announced a whole bunch of stuff at the Android Dev Summit to help Android developers. It seems the effects of Project Marble are still around since Google's doing more to improve app performance. We're even...

[Update: Still Planned] Google is working on adding an Android Go image to the Android Studio Emulator

Android Go is Google's stripped down version of Android based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and is designed to run on lower-end hardware with reduced RAM and storage requirements. It was announced last year and recently we saw it reach its first devices. For developers, it holds an exciting prospect. While some devices will be launching...

Android Studio 3.5 goes stable with all fixes and enhancements from Project Marble

All the way back in November of 2018, Google introduced something called "Project Marble" to the Android Studio. This isn't another messaging app, though. Instead, Google did something unprecedented by improving the Android app development workflow. In case you missed it, Project Marble isn't really a single product or service. Rather, it's an umbrella term referring...

Google is deprecating 32-bit Windows support in Android Studio

Google's first-party IDE for Android app development, Android Studio, is very powerful, but also fairly power hungry. Improving its stability and consistency has been a challenge that Google is addressing with its Project Marble initiative. Today's change is part of this initiative. Google will deprecate support for 32-bit operating systems in Android Studio by the...