Google Rolls Out Android Studio 2.0

The latest version of Android Studio is finally leaving beta testing. The integrated development environment (IDE) is now available to app developers with a stable release, a month ahead of Google?EU?s developer conference.

?EU?As the official IDE from Google, Android Studio includes everything you need to build an app, including a code editor, code analysis tools, emulators and more,?EU? Jamal Eason, product manager for Android, wrote in a post on the Android developer blog today. The company said this version, Android Studio 2.0, includes some significant speed improvements along with a variety of other upgrades over the original Android Studio to make mobile developers happy.

Faster Build Times

The original version of Android Studio was released back in 2013. Google unveiled the new version in November of last year, with the beta version only available since February.

To speed up build times, Android Studio 2.0 includes a new feature called Instant Run (pictured above) that allows developers to make changes and see them appear live in their apps while they?EU?re running. Google said the new feature will help accelerate edit, build, and run cycles. ?EU?Whenever possible, it will inject your code changes into your running app process, avoiding re-deployment and re-installation [of] your APK,?EU? Eason said. ?EU?For some types of changes, an activity or app restart is required, but your edit, build and run cycles should still be generally much faster than before.?EU?

Another speed boost comes via the new Android Emulator, which should run three times faster than the previous emulator, according to Google. Meanwhile, ADB push speeds run as much as 10 times faster. ?EU?In most situations, developing on the official Android Emulator is faster than a real device, and new features like Instant Run will work best with the new Android emulator,?EU? Eason said.

The emulator also has a...

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Google Rolls Out Android Studio 2.0

The latest version of Android Studio is finally leaving beta testing. The integrated development environment (IDE) is now available to app developers with a stable release, a month ahead of Google?EU?s developer conference.

?EU?As the official IDE from Google, Android Studio includes everything you need to build an app, including a code editor, code analysis tools, emulators and more,?EU? Jamal Eason, product manager for Android, wrote in a post on the Android developer blog today. The company said this version, Android Studio 2.0, includes some significant speed improvements along with a variety of other upgrades over the original Android Studio to make mobile developers happy.

Faster Build Times

The original version of Android Studio was released back in 2013. Google unveiled the new version in November of last year, with the beta version only available since February.

To speed up build times, Android Studio 2.0 includes a new feature called Instant Run (pictured above) that allows developers to make changes and see them appear live in their apps while they?EU?re running. Google said the new feature will help accelerate edit, build, and run cycles. ?EU?Whenever possible, it will inject your code changes into your running app process, avoiding re-deployment and re-installation [of] your APK,?EU? Eason said. ?EU?For some types of changes, an activity or app restart is required, but your edit, build and run cycles should still be generally much faster than before.?EU?

Another speed boost comes via the new Android Emulator, which should run three times faster than the previous emulator, according to Google. Meanwhile, ADB push speeds run as much as 10 times faster. ?EU?In most situations, developing on the official Android Emulator is faster than a real device, and new features like Instant Run will work best with the new Android emulator,?EU? Eason said.

The emulator also has a...

Comments are closed.