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Android Studio 1.2 Available

posted Apr 30, 2015, 10:18 AM by Tor Norbye
Android Studio 1.2 is now available in the stable update channel!

Version 1.2 updates Android Studio to be based on IntelliJ 14.1.1. Relative to Android Studio 1.1, this means the IDE picks up all the new features from IntelliJ 14 and 14.1, such as
  • a new debugger which shows variable values inline in the editor, can decompile libraries you don't have source code for, and can generate a list of objects referring to a selected object
  • distraction free mode
  • simultaneous tag editing (where you can edit open and closing tags simultaneously)
  • editor enhancements like multiple selections, smart backspace indent, and automatic indentation detection for the current file
  • new and improved refactoring operations
  • annotation inference, scratch files, improved Gradle support, improved diff view, high-density monitor support, and many more features
  • See for more details.

There are some Android-specific enhancements as well:
  • Support for version 1.2-beta of the Gradle plugin
  • CPU monitor and performance collection capture view (described in the 1.2 Preview 2 announcement)
  • Improved BCP 47 support
  • Many bug fixes and a couple of additional lint checks
You can continue to use version 1.0 and version 1.1 of the Gradle plugin with Android Studio 1.2 (as well as the recently released 1.2.2 version, of course).

If you encounter bugs, please follow these instructions to report them. 

If you are already using Android Studio, you can update via the built in Update mechanism (Check For Updates).  We also have full installers available for Windows, a DMG image for Mac, and .zip files for all platforms; visit the official Android Studio page for download links.

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