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Android Studio 2.0 Preview 3 Available

posted Dec 10, 2015, 1:30 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Dec 10, 2015, 6:39 PM by J. Eason ]
We've just pushed Android Studio 2.0 Preview 3 to the canary channel. 

This build contains a large number of bug fixes, along with the following notable changes:
  •  A new lint check which looks at switch statements used in concert with @IntDef integers, and makes sure that all constants from the @IntDef are handled:
    Note that there is a quickfix for adding the missing statements as well, so after adding an empty switch statement this is a quick way to populate the initial set of case statements:
  • A new lint check which flags incorrect attempts to insert version numbers in Gradle file using String interpolation. This will automatically flag this "gotcha"
  • Lint now flags anonymous classes that extend Fragment
  • Two new security lint checks contributed by Michael Peck: One which looks for native code in unsafe locations (such as asset folders), and another which flags Runtime.load() and System.load() calls.
  • The translation editor now supports speed search (and F2 to enter cell editing).
  • We've also tweaked the Instant Run facility such that when changes can't be hotswapped, there's a confirmation dialog before restarting the app. We'll be tweaking this in the next preview build.
  • Various improvements to the AVD Manager to support the new Android Emulator
You can update your current 2.0 Preview installation to Preview 3 via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates).
You can also update from 1.5 to 2.0 Preview e via the patch mechanism, but you may not want to do that: See our page about how to keep multiple installations simultaneously while Studio is in preview mode.
You can also download a full zip of 2.0 Preview e from the Android Studio 2.0 Preview 3 page.

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