We've just released 1.5 Preview 1 to the canary channel!
The memory profiler has a new "analysis" feature where it can analyze a heap dump to look for known problems, such as leaked activities. To use this feature, open a heap dump and look for the Analyzer Tasks window on the right:
In the analysis window you can press the Run button to perform and analysis, and then drill into the results; here's an example of a leaked activity:
There are several new lint checks as well; here's one which warns you if you are attempting to override resources referenced from the manifest (where only a small set of resources are actually dynamically resolved) :
You can update your current 1.4 installation to 1.5 Preview by using the built-in patch mechanism (make sure you switch to the Canary channel first, if necessary.)
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 1.5 from the Android Studio 1.5 Preview 1 page. You can keep 1.4 and 1.5 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 necessa
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