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Android Studio 1.4 Beta 3 Available

posted Sep 9, 2015, 5:19 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Sep 9, 2015, 5:23 PM ]
We've just released Android Studio 1.4 Beta 3.

This build contains a large number of bug fixes; we decided to reset the release branch to the dev branch to include the large number of high priority bugs and highly starred bugs we had fixed recently, including
  • HiDPI/Retina display improvements for Windows and Linux
  • Logcat view mostly rewritten to address a number of stability and usability bugs
  • Bugs around XML validation and code completion inside custom views, as well as fixing a few bugs around source code formatting and the rename module refactoring
  • A lot of tweaks to the builtin templates, fixing compilation problems and removing deprecated APIs, as well as incorporating the design library
  • Workarounds for broken JDK installations, incompatible plugins, failed patch update loops, etc
  • Automatic attachment of sources for gradle dependencies
  • Over a hundred other bug fixes
Due to the large number of fixes, we're initially releasing this build to the Canary channel; if all goes well, we'll promote it to the beta channel in the next few days. Thank you for your feedback and bug reports so far!

If you are already using a 1.4 Preview/Beta build, you can use the builtin Update mechanism to upgrade directly to 1.4 Beta 3.

If you are using 1.3.1, you can also update via a patch, but, you may not want to do that; patch-updating to this new version will replace your existing stable installation with a preview version. Instead, you can download a separate installation of 1.4 from the Android Studio 1.4 Beta page. You can keep 1.3.2 and 1.4 Beta 3 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.

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