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Android Studio 1.1 Beta Available

posted Feb 5, 2015, 3:03 PM by Tor Norbye
We've just released Android Studio 1.1 Beta 4 to the beta channel. We have posted multiple 1.1 previews to the canary and dev channels, but this is the first build to be promoted to the beta channel.

Android Studio 1.1 is primarily a bug fix release, though it does incorporate some new features:
  • Support for version 1.1 of the Android Gradle plugin (now available as a release candidate)
  • Improved support for unit testing. For more details, see this document.
  • Many new lint checks. These are detailed in the Preview 1 and Preview 2 announcements.
  • Android Wear watch face templates
  • Mipmap launcher icons and a migration quickfix
  • Preliminary support for BCP 47 language tags
  • Many, many bug fixes
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: 1.1 beta 4 is currently only available in the canary, dev and beta channels, and Android Studio 1.0 will by default look in the Stable 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.