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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...

Android Studio 3.5 beta adds a Google Pixel 3a emulator skin, high-end Chromebook support, foldable device emulator, and much more

Google's official IDE for Android software development, Android Studio, has recently undergone many changes to improve overall stability. Google dubbed their bug-squashing initiative "Project Marble," and their goal was to focus all their attention on addressing the many complaints that developers have had about the IDE, such as the annoying memory leak issues. With each...

Android Studio 3.4 reaches stable with an Android Q emulator, R8 replacing Proguard, and more

Android Studio has been the primary IDE for Android developers around the world. The transition from Eclipse happened slowly but surely. Google has been adding as many features as possible to make the experience better. Thankfully, they have recently decided to settle and work on polishing the current set of features. Project Marble aims to...

Android Studio 3.5 Canary adds “Apply Changes,” an Instant Run replacement

Android Studio 3.5 (currently in the Canary and Dev channels) now features a new way to push code changes to your app and see their effects on the fly without having to restart the app. Dubbed simply "Apply Changes," it's the successor to the "Instant Run" feature in previous versions of Android Studio. Google's Android Developers...

Android Studio 3.3 stable release is now available, Google announces an update to Project Marble

Since 2015, Android Studio has been Google's recommended program for creating Android apps. Android Studio is based heavily on JetBrains' IntelliJ, with slight changes. The main difference is that it ships with all the Android tools pre-installed. While Android Studio an incredibly useful program, it can be frustrating to use at times. It can hog system...

Final Android Pie Emulator for Wear OS lets you test your app on the new design

One of the best things about Android is that Google provides pretty much every tool and resource for developing all kinds of applications, whether it be for a phone, tablet, watch, or something else. Their big list of available resources contains Android Studio, platform tools, emulators, and all kinds of cool stuff. Any developer in...

Android Studio is coming to Chromebooks next year

When it comes to getting a low-cost but effective laptop, oftentimes you need not look any further than a Chromebook. Chromebooks are (generally) cheap, support Android apps, and the software is extremely user-friendly. It's no wonder that students and regular consumers alike are starting to pick up on the craze. For developers, though, there weren't...

The 2018 Android Dev Summit kicks off today, here’s what Google announced

Another year brings us another Android Dev Summit held by Google. Google never lets up on news from the development scene of the biggest mobile operating system in the world. The 2018 Android Dev Summit kicked off today in Mountain View, California where Google highlighted Android's successes, talked about their roadmaps for current development tools,...