Recent Changes

The following features and bug fixes were recently checked in. For complete details, see the git changelogs at

Android Studio 1.0.2 Released

posted Dec 18, 2014, 1:45 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 1:45 PM ]

We've just released Android Studio 1.0.2 to the canary and dev channels; it should roll out to beta and stable within a day or so. This is just a bug fix release which the following fixes:
80594: SDK Manager on Windows fails to install tools
82998: Update recommended SDK Tools version in Android Studio from 24.0.1
79778: Package manager exception when using custom signing
82999: NPE in com.intellij.ide.navigationToolbar.NavBarPanel
82702: Objectify filter added to web.xml when generating endpoints from class, even when the class is not an objectify entity

Installation
You can manually check for updates via Help > Check for Update... (on OSX, look in the Android Studio menu). This will download and install a small patch rather than download a full IDE image. If you are using an older version, you'll need to download a full install from the downloads page.

NOTE: 1.0.2 is currently only available in the canary and channels, and Android Studio will by default look in the Beta or Stable channels, so if you want to update, open the preference dialog, go to the Updates category and change the channel setting.

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

Android Studio 1.0.1 Released

posted Dec 12, 2014, 2:08 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just released Android Studio 1.0.1 to the canary and dev channels; it should roll out to beta and stable within a day or so. This is just a bug fix release which the following fixes:
82159: AVD Manager locks exported device.xml file
81779: emulator log on Studio doesn't work on Windows
81023: Creating virtual device from Android Studio installed on C drive with Android SDK on D drive fails
82404: Update the recommended SDK tools version to 24.0.1.
82405: Make the default Update channel in the 1.0.x releases "Stable" rather than "Beta"
82071: "How do I create a custom hardware skin?" doesn't point to anything

Installation
You can manually check for updates via Help > Check for Update... (on OSX, look in the Android Studio menu). This will download and install a small patch rather than download a full IDE image. If you are using an older version, you'll need to download a full install from the downloads page.

NOTE: 1.0.1 is currently only available in the canary and channels, and Android Studio will by default look in the Beta or Stable channels, so if you want to update, open the preference dialog, go to the Updates category and change the channel setting.

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

Android Studio 1.0 Released

posted Dec 8, 2014, 10:43 AM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Dec 8, 2014, 11:00 AM by Chris Warrington ]

After two years of development, we're extremely happy to announce that Android Studio 1.0 has finally been released!
We would like to thank all of our early access users for their feedback and bug reports which helped shape the IDE.

Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 4 Released

posted Dec 4, 2014, 4:46 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Dec 4, 2014, 5:26 PM ]

We've just released Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 4 to both the canary and beta channels.

This build is almost identical to RC 3 posted a few hours ago, with just a couple of tweaks:
  • It bundles Android Gradle plugin 1.0.0-rc4 instead of rc3, which fixes a couple of important Gradle plugin issues
  • It includes the Import Sample wizard which was accidentally left out in earlier RCs
  • It updates the project structure dialog to use the new property names of a few recently renamed Gradle DSL methods
  • Launching an emulator from the AVD window now closes the AVD list window in order to immediately show emulator output
We have posted patches to the beta and canary channels, and you can also download .zip files for the builds from the 1.0 RC 4 page. We won't post updated installers for this build; just run the RC 3 installer and then patch update to RC 4.

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


Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 3 Released

posted Dec 4, 2014, 12:48 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Dec 4, 2014, 1:12 PM ]

We've just released Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 3 to the canary and beta channels. This fixes a number of bugs reported against RC 2 and updates to the latest Gradle plugin.

One frequent problem users have reported is that editing idea.properties, idea.vmoptions or Info.plist for various reason (e.g. to tweak the VM heap size, or to switch to a different version of the JDK, etc) has resulted in patch update warnings.

As of RC 3, we have a better mechanism for customizing properties for the launchers on all three platforms. You should not edit any files in the IDE installation directory. Instead, you can customize the attributes by creating your own .properties or .vmoptions files in the following directories. (This has been possible on some platforms before, but it required you to copy and change the entire contents of the files. With the latest changes these properties are now additive instead such that you can set just the attributes you care about, and the rest will use the defaults from the IDE installation).

Windows:
  • %USERPROFILE%\.AndroidStudio\studio[64].exe.vmoptions
  • %USERPROFILE%\.AndroidStudio\idea.properties
Mac:
  • ~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudio/studio.vmoptions
  • ~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudio/idea.properties
Linux:
  • ~/.AndroidStudio/studio[64].vmoptions
  • ~/.AndroidStudio/idea.properties
You can also place use environment variables to point to specific override files elsewhere:
  • STUDIO_VM_OPTIONS, which vmoptions file to use
  • STUDIO_PROPERTIES, which property file to use
  • STUDIO_JDK, which JDK to run studio with
Note that this last variable allows you to for example run Android Studio with Java 7 on OSX (which normally picks Java 6 from the version specified in Info.plist):
$ export STUDIO_JDK=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_67.jdk
$ open /Applications/Android\ Studio.app

Installation
This version is only available in both the canary channel and the beta channel. For Windows you can also download and test our new installer. 

NOTE: If you are in the beta channel, you cannot update directly from 0.8.14 to 1.0 RC3; you have to first install 0.9.9 (which is virtually identical to 1.0 RC3, except for the version number), and from there you can update to 1.0 RC3. The reason for this is that the update mechanism used to not offer updates to versions with a different major version (e.g. 0.8 to 1.0). We've removed that restriction in 0.9.9, so once you patch from 0.8 to 0.9 you can then update to 1.0.

Visit the 1.0 RC 3 page for download links.

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


Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 2 Released

posted Nov 26, 2014, 11:39 AM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Nov 26, 2014, 11:39 AM ]

We've just released Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 2 to the canary channel. There are no new features; we are only fixing critical bugs at this point.

Installation
This version is only available in the canary channel for now. For Windows you can also download and test our new installer. Visit the Canary Channel page for download links.

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

Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 1 released

posted Nov 20, 2014, 3:27 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 4:35 PM ]

We've just released Android Studio 1.0 Release Candidate 1 to the canary channel. Yes, that means we're getting close to a 1.0 release! In this release there are a number of bug fixes. 

We've also updated the splash screen and branding graphics to include our new logo, and the settings directories for the IDE have been updated from AndroidStudioBeta to just AndroidStudio. When you run this version for the first time, it should offer to import your settings from the beta settings directory.

Finally, we are now bundling a local Maven repository containing the Android Gradle plugin and all its dependencies, which should allow you to create new projects without a network connection. (This is also why this patch is fairly large).


Installation
This version is only available in the canary channel for now. For Windows you can also download and test our new installer. Visit the Canary Channel page for download links.

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

Android Studio 0.9.3 Released

posted Nov 14, 2014, 5:27 AM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 3:17 PM ]

We've just released Android Studio 0.9.3 to the canary channel. This is a bug fix release.

Installation
If you are already running Android Studio version 0.8.x or later, just restart it, or manually check for updates via Help > Check for Update... (on OSX, look in the Android Studio menu). This will download and install a small patch rather than download a full IDE image. If you are using an older version, you'll need to download a full install from the downloads page.

NOTE: 0.9.3 is currently only available in the canary channel, and Android Studio Beta will by default only look for updates in the beta channel, so if you want to update, open the preference dialog, go to the Updates category and change the channel setting.

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

Android Studio 0.9.2 Released

posted Nov 6, 2014, 5:35 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Nov 6, 2014, 5:35 PM ]

We've just released Android Studio 0.9.2 to the canary channel. This is a bug fix release.

Installation
If you are already running Android Studio version 0.8.11 or later, just restart it, or manually check for updates via Help > Check for Update... (on OSX, look in the Android Studio menu). This will download and install a small patch rather than download a full IDE image. If you are using an older version, you'll need to download a full install from the downloads page.

NOTE: 0.9.2 is currently only available in the canary channel, and Android Studio Beta will by default only look for updates in the beta channel, so if you want to update, open the preference dialog, go to the Updates category and change the channel setting.

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

Android Studio 0.9.1 Released

posted Nov 3, 2014, 4:01 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just released Android Studio 0.9.1 to the canary channel. This is just a bug fix release which fixes a couple of critical bugs discovered in version 0.9.0 released on Friday.

Installation
If you are already running Android Studio version 0.8.11 or later, just restart it, or manually check for updates via Help > Check for Update... (on OSX, look in the Android Studio menu). This will download and install a small patch rather than download a full IDE image. If you are using an older version, you'll need to download a full install from the downloads page.

NOTE: 0.9.0 is currently only available in the canary channel, and Android Studio Beta will by default only look for updates in the beta channel, so if you want to update, open the preference dialog, go to the Updates category and change the channel setting.

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


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