Recent Changes

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

Android Studio 2.2 Preview 1 Available

posted May 18, 2016, 10:34 AM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated May 19, 2016, 3:24 PM ]

Today at Google I/O, we previewed Android Studio 2.2, a major update that includes a rewritten layout designer, new constraint layouts, a Firebase plugin, and much much more. A few highlights we want to call out are:

A new layout designer and constraints layout
Now, you use the layout window like a sheet of paper where you position widgets, and we automatically add all the constraints so that your UIs resize automatically on any Android screen. 

Firebase Plugin
Explore and integrate the suite of services offered by Firebase inside of Android Studio. Adding services like Analytics, Authentication, Notifications, and AdMob are just a few clicks away.

IntelliJ & CLion 2016.1 
Android Studio 2.2 includes all the latest updates from the underlying JetBrains product platforms IntelliJ and CLion.

And more
We also expanded support for N’s new Jack compiler which brings you Java8 language features like lambdas and default methods. 

We’ll be diving into more detail on all of the new updates at 10AM PT tomorrow in  “What’s new in Android Development Tools”, livestreamed from Google I/O.  We will link to more information on these exciting updates to Android studio on Thursday.

What's new in Android Studio



Updated May 19th to include a link with more information on the Android Studio update and to the recorded session.

Emulator 25.1.6 Release Notes

posted May 12, 2016, 6:32 PM by Vince Harron

25.1.6 2852928

  • Enable multitouch in new system images for API 19/21

  • API19+ improve pull performance by 6x

  • The emulator console now requires the first command to be "auth <auth_token>".  <auth_token> must match the contents of ~/.emulator_console_auth_token.  If that file does not exist, one is created with a random auth token.   Authentication requirement can be disabled by creating an empty ~/.emulator_console_auth_token file

  • [crash] Fix bad format string in partition_config

  • Fix wrong parameter in partition config (b.android.com/208868)

  • [ui] Correct GPS string that is sent to device

25.1.4 2820220

  • Fixed a bug that could corrupt OpenGL data flowing from the guest to the host

  • Fixed rotation bug for certain locales (b.android.com/204858)

  • [GPS] Fix altitude formatting

Android Studio 2.1 and Emulator 25.1.3 Available

posted Apr 26, 2016, 2:32 PM by Chris Iremonger

We've released Android Studio 2.1 and Emulator 25.1.3 to the dev, beta, and stable release channels.

This release is focused on bringing N Developer Preview support to our stable channel, Instant Run and General Build Performance Improvements, and bug fixes. Please see our blog post for more details on this release.


Android Studio Installation

You can update your current 1.5 or 2.0 installation to 2.1 Stable by using the built-in patch mechanism or downloading the full Zip files off our downloads page.


Problems?

If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary. If you can’t find something on the Known Issues page or Instant Run documentation please open an issue. (via Help > Submit Feedback in Android Studio and For the Emulator use the tools menu select the “three circles” > Help > File a Bug.)


Emulator 25.1.3 Release Notes

posted Apr 25, 2016, 12:34 PM by Vince Harron

25.1.3-2777202

  • Snapshot fixes (b.android.com/206205, b.android.com/207279)

  • Fix the crash on exit in IniFileAutoFlusher (b.android.com/203248)

  • Fix potential segfault in RenderControl (b.android.com/205803)

  • Fix software rendering issue introduced in 25.1.2 (b.android.com/205937)

25.1.2-2752079

  • Linux - Fix toolbar on KDE

  • Avoid infinite loop when parsing GPU driver info on Windows (b.android.com/202388)

  • Crash fix (b.android.com/205834)

  • OSX - moving window between retina/non-retina causes zoom problem (b.android.com/205914)

  • Fix emulator rendering problem when sleeping and waking (b.android.com/204657)

  • OSX - Close the extended window when closing the emulator

  • Add proper validation for altitude values (b.android.com/205580)

  • Add an error message for API < 14 screenshots (b.android.com/205099)

  • Limit time taken to query GPU info (b.android.com/202285, b.android.com/204400)

  • Linux - Fix minimize on some systems

  • Fix typing '2' instead of '@' on 'shift' up first (b.android.com/205454)

25.1.1-2733545

  • Fixed - Pressing volume up/down quickly hangs the emulator

  • Error dialog on attempting screen capture with invalid adb path (b.android.com/205251)

  • Manually ignore maximize events (b.android.com/205262)

  • OSX - Fix a subwindow misalignment

  • Windows/Linux - Swap minimize and close buttons

Android Studio 2.1 RC Available

posted Apr 22, 2016, 4:44 PM by Tor Norbye

Android Studio 2.1 Release Candidate is now available in the canary, dev and beta channels. This build fixes a couple of important bugs reported in beta 3.

The main feature in 2.1 is support for Android N preview; other than that, the release is nearly identical to the 2.0 stable release from a couple of weeks ago, but with a few extra bug fixes and some tweaks to Instant Run performance.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 RC via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates).

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 RC via the patch mechanism, but you may not want to do that: See our page about how to keep multiple installations simultaneously while Studio is in preview mode.

You can also download a full zip of 2.1 RC from the Android Studio RC page.


Problems?

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


Android Studio 2.1 Beta 3 Available

posted Apr 18, 2016, 4:38 PM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated Apr 19, 2016, 4:31 PM ]

Android Studio 2.1 Beta 3 to the beta, dev, and canary channels; this release addresses a critical bugs in in beta 2.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Beta installation to 2.1 Beta 3 via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates). Make sure you switch to the Beta channel, if necessary.

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 Beta via the patch mechanism, but you may not want to do that: See our page about how to keep multiple installations simultaneously while Studio is in preview mode.

You can also download a full zip of 2.1 Beta from the Android Studio 2.1 Beta 3 page.


Problems?

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



Android Studio 2.1 Beta 2 Available

posted Apr 14, 2016, 4:01 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.1 Beta 2 to the beta channel; this fixes a critical bug in the git support in beta 1 released yesterday. If you're using the git support in the IDE, please update.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 Beta 2 via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates). Make sure you switch to the Beta channel, if necessary.

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 Beta via the patch mechanism, but you may not want to do that: See our page about how to keep multiple installations simultaneously while Studio is in preview mode.

You can also download a full zip of 2.1 Beta from the Android Studio 2.1 Beta 2 page.


Problems?

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


Android Studio 2.1 Beta Available

posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:11 AM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Apr 13, 2016, 10:12 AM ]

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.1 Beta to the beta channel. The main feature in 2.1 is support for Android N preview; other than that, the release is nearly identical to the 2.0 stable release from last week, but with a few extra bug fixes and some tweaks to Instant Run performance.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 Beta via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates). Make sure you switch to the Beta channel, if necessary.

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 Beta via the patch mechanism, but you may not want to do that: See our page about how to keep multiple installations simultaneously while Studio is in preview mode.

You can also download a full zip of 2.1 Beta from the Android Studio 2.1 Beta page.


Problems?

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


Android Studio 2.0 and Emulator 25.1.1 are Available in the Stable, Beta, and Dev Channels

posted Apr 7, 2016, 10:28 AM by Chris Iremonger

We've released Android Studio 2.0 and Emulator 25.1.1 to the dev, beta, and stable release channels.

This release is focused on development productivity by introducing instant run and a much faster emulator. Please see our blog post for more details.


If you want to test out Android N development features, please move to the Canary Channel and use Android Studio 2.1. This is our officially supported solution when building for Android N.


Android Studio Installation

You can update your current 1.5 or 2.0 installation to 2.0 Stable by using the built-in patch mechanism or downloading the full Zip files off our downloads page.


Problems?

If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary. If you can’t find something on the Known Issues page or Instant Run documentation please open an issue. (via Help > Submit Feedback in Android Studio and For the Emulator use the tools menu select the “three circles” > Help > File a Bug.)

Android Studio 2.0 RC 3 Available

posted Apr 5, 2016, 11:13 PM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 11:18 PM ]

Android Studio 2.0 RC 3 is now available in the Beta channel. If you have 2.0 Preview or Beta installations, please update to RC 3 and let us know if you have any issues.


This build incorporates a single fix for vector drawable where in some situations your vector drawable images would build all black shapes.


We want to make sure we get Instant Run and the new emulator just right before promoting it to stable. Please continue to give us feedback and let us know if you run into any problems!  (via Help > Submit Feedback in Android Studio and For the Emulator In the tools menu select the three circles > Help > File a Bug.)


Reminder: If you want to test out Android N features, move to the Canary Channel and use Android Studio 2.1.

Installation

You can update your current 1.5 or 2.0 installation to 2.0 RC 3 by using the built-in patch mechanism (make sure you switch to the Beta channel first, if necessary.)

Android Studio 2.0 RC 3


IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR 1.5 STABLE VERSION AND RUN 2.0 STABLE SIDE BY SIDE READ ON. Patch-updating will replace the existing installation with a preview version. If you want to keep 1 stable version and also have 1 preview version, download a separate installation of 2.0 from the Android Studio 2.0 RC 3 page. You can keep 1.5 and 2.0 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.

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