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Android Studio 1.3 Beta Available

posted Jun 19, 2015, 11:37 AM by Tor Norbye
Android Studio 1.3 Beta is now available in the beta channel! Sorry, this build does not yet contain the C/C++ support; we are still ironing out a couple of critical issues, but we hope to be ready in the next week or two. Similarly, the vector rasterization support is also still not enabled due to various bugs.

In the meantime, we've fixed the blocker issues in previous 1.3 Preview builds such that we can now promote the 1.3 build to a wider audience in the beta channel. As mentioned in the first preview build, these are the new features in 1.3:
  • New Allocation Tracker 
  • New Heap dump Viewer
  • Many new code inspections to enforce framework and support library threading annotations, range annotations, call super, check result, etc.
  • Missing permission checks and unhandled revocable permission checks
  • Android M preview data binding Support
  • Support for adding Google Services to the project in the project structure dialog (especially for Analytics)
  • SDK update notifications, and brand new integrated SDK manager UI
  • New quickfixes, such as automatic generation of a Parcelable implementation
  • Many built-in live code templates
  • Many other smaller features and bug fixes
If you are already using Android Studio, you can update via the built in Update mechanism (Check For Updates); make sure you switch to the canary or beta channels if you're not being offered an update. We also have full installers available for Windows, a DMG image for Mac, and .zip files for all platforms; visit the Android Studio 1.3 Beta download page for links.

Note: The build name shown in the Update dialog is "Preview 5" rather than "Beta"; that's the correct build.

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