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Android Studio 1.4 Beta 2 Available

posted by Tor Norbye

We've just released Android Studio 1.4 Beta 2. It's currently in the Canary channel; we'll promote it to the beta channel in the next few days if there are no unexpected problems. Relative to 1.4 Beta 1, this build contains only a couple of critical only bug fixes discovered by canary testing Beta . Thank you for your feedback and bug reports!

Installation
If you are already using a 1.4 Preview/Beta 1 build, you can use the builtin Update mechanism to upgrade to 1.4 Beta 2.
If you are using 1.3.1, you can also update via a patch, but, you may not want to do that; patch-updating to this new version will replace your existing stable installation with a preview version. Instead, you can download a separate installation of 1.4 from the Android Studio 1.4 Beta page. You can keep 1.3.2 and 1.4 Beta 2 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.

Problems?
If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.

Android Studio 1.4 Beta Available

posted Aug 28, 2015, 12:44 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just released Android Studio 1.4 Beta. It's currently in the Canary channel; we'll promote it to the beta channel in the next few days if there are no unexpected problems. Relative to 1.4 Preview 3, this build contains only bug fixes. Thank you for your feedback and bug reports!

Installation
If you are already using a 1.4 Preview build, you can use the builtin Update mechanism to upgrade to 1.4 Beta.
If you are using 1.3.1, you can also update via a patch, but, you may not want to do that; patch-updating to this new version will replace your existing stable installation with a preview version. Instead, you can download a separate installation of 1.4 from the Android Studio 1.4 Beta page. You can keep 1.3.2 and 1.4 Beta installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.

Problems?
If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.

Android Studio 1.3.2 and 1.4 Preview 3 Available

posted Aug 21, 2015, 10:17 AM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 10:19 AM ]

We've just released two versions of Android Studio:
  • 1.3.2 to the beta channel. This build fixes a handful of bugs relative to 1.3.1 (183068178690182433183120), and updates the IDE with information about Android M.
  • 1.4 Preview 3 to the canary channel. In addition to the above fixes, it adds a much larger number of bug fixes for user reported problems and crash reporter problems.
Installation
You can update from 1.3.1 to 1.3.2 by updating from within the IDE; if you are on the Stable channel you have to switch to the Beta channel first. You can also download the build directly from the Android Studio 1.3.2 page.

You can also update to 1.4 Preview 3 by switching to the Canary channel. Note that if you are on 1.3.1, you may not want to do that; patch-updating to this new version will replace your existing stable installation with a preview version. Instead, you can download a separate installation of 1.4 from the Android Studio 1.4 Preview 3 page. You can keep 1.3.2 and 1.4 Preview 3 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.

Problems?
If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.


Android Studio 1.4 Preview 2 Available

posted Aug 14, 2015, 2:58 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 3:05 PM ]

We've just pushed Android Studio 1.4 Preview 2 to the canary channel. This build fixes a critical bug in the source editor which broke input method editing. There are fixes for a handful other problems discovered from user submitted crashes as well. Thank you to everyone for your feedback!

Installation
You can install 1.4 Preview 2 by patch updating within the IDE from 1.4 Preview 1.

You can also update to 1.4 Preview 2 from 1.3.1 using the builtin update mechanism, BUT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO DO THAT. Patch-updating to this new version will replace your existing stable installation with a preview version. Instead, you can download a separate installation of 1.4 from the 1.4 Preview Page. You can keep 1.3.1 and 1.4 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.

Problems?
If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.


Android Studio 1.4 Preview 1 in Canary Channel

posted Aug 13, 2015, 2:49 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just released 1.4 Preview 1 to the canary channel! In addition to a large number of bug fixes, 1.4 contains the following new features:

A new theme editor, which helps you view, explore and edit your themes. (In this first version, only color and color state-lists are included.) You can access the theme editor from your styles.xml file.

Two new performance monitors, available from the Android Monitor tab: A GPU profiler, which graphs the GPU usage for the connected process, and a network profiler, which graphs the network usage for the connected process:

A new "Vector Asset" wizard which lets you create Android XML vector drawables from SVG files as well as import vector icons from the Material Design vector icon library.
(There is also support on the way for generating PNG images from vector icons at build time; that's part of the Android Gradle plugin 1.4 which should be available in preview form soon.)

There are many new lint improvements:  a new lint check which makes sure that the constants specified in @IntDef are unique,  a new lint check which flags suspicious flag initialization syntax, a new lint check which flags suspicious combinations of XML prefixes and namespaces, a quickfix for API check warnings to surround the target method call with a version,  the lint missing permission check now also looks for permissions required by Intent actions and ContentResolvers, and custom lint rules are now checked and displayed within Android Studio.

IDE quickfixes for configuring the project, which we disabled a while back since they did not properly update the Gradle build files, are now back and fully functional:
And in the C++ editor, there is basic support for Doxygen comments in code completion on APIs.

Installation
You can update your current 1.3 installation to 1.4 Preview by using the built-in patch mechanism.
BUT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO DO THAT. Patch-updating to this new version will replace your existing stable installation with a preview version. Instead, you can download a separate installation of 1.4 from the 1.4 Preview Page. You can keep 1.3.1 and 1.4 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.

Problems?
If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.

Android Studio 1.3.1 In the Beta Channel

posted Aug 7, 2015, 2:17 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just released Android Studio 1.3.1 to the beta channel; unless there are any big surprises we'll promote it to the stable channel in a few days.

This is just a minor bug fix update addressing the following issues found in 1.3.0:
  • Creating Android Wear AVDs broken on Windows (b/22834707)
  • New Project Wizard ignores package name edits (181740)
  • "The SDK path is not writable": Allow the SDK directory to be read-only (181679)
  • Switch default Gradle plugin version for newly created projects from 1.2.2 to 1.3.0
  • Several fixes for LLDB debugging (details in 180819)
  • Fix Java package renaming to not involve OCHandler (180437)
To install, either use the built-in update mechanism or download installers from the Android Studio 1.3.1 page.
If you encounter bugs, see the Filing Bugs page as well as the Known Issues page.

Android Studio 1.3 Available

posted Jul 30, 2015, 2:37 PM by Tor Norbye

Android Studio 1.3 is now available in the stable channel!

To download, either use the built-in update mechanism, or download an installer from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.


Android Studio 1.3 Final in Beta Channel

posted Jul 29, 2015, 2:38 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just posted the 1.3 final build to the beta channel. This build is nearly identical to the 1.3 RC 4 build. We hope to promote it to the stable channel tomorrow; we'll have more release details, including installers, at that point.

Android Studio 1.3 Release Candidate 4 Available

posted Jul 24, 2015, 5:30 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Jul 24, 2015, 5:31 PM ]

Android Studio 1.3 RC 4 is now available in the canary channel. This build fixes the following issues:

  • The LogCat window no longer switches to a different process when the current process dies (issue 161145)
  • Prevent "StartupAbortedException" for the IDE when there are foreign/conflicting .jar files in the JDK extensions directory (issue 180551)
  • Fix incorrect nullness information for Android SDK methods (requires File > Invalidate Caches) (issue 180771)
  • Include Andoid Gradle 1.3.0 in the offline Gradle plugin repository
  • Fix a handful of crashes reported by the crash reporter (in the setup wizard, AVD manager, and the memory profiler)
Installation
If you are already using Android Studio, you can update via the built in Update mechanism (Check For Updates); make sure you switch to the canary or beta channels if you're not being offered an update. We also have full installers available for Windows, a DMG image for Mac, and .zip files for all platforms; visit the Android Studio 1.3 RC 4 download page for links.

Problems?
If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.


Android Studio 1.3 Release Candidate 3 Available

posted Jul 17, 2015, 4:54 PM by Tor Norbye

Android Studio 1.3 RC 3 is now available in the canary channel. This is just a small bug fix update relative to the previous release candidates with the following fixes:
  • Tweak the default IDE heap size to be a bit larger
  • Turn off EAP mode (reduces internal validation checks etc)
  • Fix top crashes from the crash reporter:
    • 22523040: AssertionError in AppResourceRepository
    • 22530524: Fixing NPE in OCStringLiteralCopyPasteProcessor
    • 22519147: java.lang.Throwable in com.intellij.openapi.diagnostic.Logger
  • 77605: Fix false positive inspection for app indexing
Installation
If you are already using Android Studio, you can update via the built in Update mechanism (Check For Updates); make sure you switch to the canary or beta channels if you're not being offered an update. We also have full installers available for Windows, a DMG image for Mac, and .zip files for all platforms; visit the Android Studio 1.3 RC 3 download page for links.

Problems?
If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.

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