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Android Studio 0.8.14 Released

posted Oct 23, 2014, 3:57 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Oct 29, 2014, 10:42 AM by Esteban de la Canal ]
[Updated: note: When installing this, if you have an embedded "sdk" folder inside Android Studio, please move it out of that folder before applying the update patch. For more information see our Known Issues page]

We've just released Android Studio 0.8.14 to the canary channel. This is just a bug fix release which addresses a few important issues in 0.8.13:
  • Improvements to the AVD manager: more feedback when creating and starting AVDs; better default RAM device defaults, better system API sorting, tweak emulator launch parameters, and the emulator output is now displayed in an output tab (which is important when the emulator runs into fatal problems, such as the device description requiring more RAM than available on the system)
  • Updated editor support for Android Lollipop: API metadata now includes Lollipop APIs, and the new XML drawable tags and attributes are such as <vector> are supported in editor XML validation and code completion:
You can only patch install 0.8.14 if you already have version 0.8.12 or 0.8.13.

For all older versions, you have to download a full version from the Canary download page. We know this is inconvenient, but there are technical reasons for this related to bugs we've discovered in the updater (and this is all described in detail in the release notes for 0.8.12; scroll down to the "No Patches" section.)

NOTE: 0.8.14 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.

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