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Android Studio 2.1 Beta Available

posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:11 AM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Apr 13, 2016, 10:12 AM ]

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.1 Beta to the beta channel. The main feature in 2.1 is support for Android N preview; other than that, the release is nearly identical to the 2.0 stable release from last week, but with a few extra bug fixes and some tweaks to Instant Run performance.


You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 Beta via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates). Make sure you switch to the Beta channel, if necessary.

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 Beta 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 2.1 Beta from the Android Studio 2.1 Beta page.


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