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Android Studio 1.5 Preview 2 Available

posted Oct 21, 2015, 5:01 PM by Tor Norbye
We've just released Android Studio 1.5 Preview 2 to the Canary channel.

In 1.5 we've reworked the build+deploy flow such that instead of first building with Gradle and then popping up the "choose a device" dialog, we now immediately ask for a device to push the APK to. Some users were using Run + Cancel to build an APK; we now added a separate "Build APK" action to the Build menu for that purpose.

There are several new lint checks and a bunch of bug fixes as well.

You can update your current 1.4 installation to 1.5 Preview 2 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 2 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 necessary.