Recent Changes

The following features and bug fixes were recently checked in. For complete details, see the git changelogs at

Android Studio 2.1 Beta 2 Available

posted Apr 14, 2016, 4:01 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.1 Beta 2 to the beta channel; this fixes a critical bug in the git support in beta 1 released yesterday. If you're using the git support in the IDE, please update.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 Beta 2 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 2 page.


Problems?

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


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.


Installation

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.


Problems?

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


Android Studio 2.0 and Emulator 25.1.1 are Available in the Stable, Beta, and Dev Channels

posted Apr 7, 2016, 10:28 AM by Chris Iremonger

We've released Android Studio 2.0 and Emulator 25.1.1 to the dev, beta, and stable release channels.

This release is focused on development productivity by introducing instant run and a much faster emulator. Please see our blog post for more details.


If you want to test out Android N development features, please move to the Canary Channel and use Android Studio 2.1. This is our officially supported solution when building for Android N.


Android Studio Installation

You can update your current 1.5 or 2.0 installation to 2.0 Stable by using the built-in patch mechanism or downloading the full Zip files off our downloads page.


Problems?

If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary. If you can’t find something on the Known Issues page or Instant Run documentation please open an issue. (via Help > Submit Feedback in Android Studio and For the Emulator use the tools menu select the “three circles” > Help > File a Bug.)

Android Studio 2.0 RC 3 Available

posted Apr 5, 2016, 11:13 PM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 11:18 PM ]

Android Studio 2.0 RC 3 is now available in the Beta channel. If you have 2.0 Preview or Beta installations, please update to RC 3 and let us know if you have any issues.


This build incorporates a single fix for vector drawable where in some situations your vector drawable images would build all black shapes.


We want to make sure we get Instant Run and the new emulator just right before promoting it to stable. Please continue to give us feedback and let us know if you run into any problems!  (via Help > Submit Feedback in Android Studio and For the Emulator In the tools menu select the three circles > Help > File a Bug.)


Reminder: If you want to test out Android N features, move to the Canary Channel and use Android Studio 2.1.

Installation

You can update your current 1.5 or 2.0 installation to 2.0 RC 3 by using the built-in patch mechanism (make sure you switch to the Beta channel first, if necessary.)

Android Studio 2.0 RC 3


IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR 1.5 STABLE VERSION AND RUN 2.0 STABLE SIDE BY SIDE READ ON. Patch-updating will replace the existing installation with a preview version. If you want to keep 1 stable version and also have 1 preview version, download a separate installation of 2.0 from the Android Studio 2.0 RC 3 page. You can keep 1.5 and 2.0 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.


Problems?

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

Android Studio 2.0 RC 2 Available

posted Apr 4, 2016, 11:10 AM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 11:06 PM ]

Android Studio 2.0 RC 2 are now available in the Beta channel. If you have 2.0 Preview or Beta installations, please update to RC 2 and let us know if you have any issues.


This build incorporates several more fixes for Instant Run, which is working at parity with 1.5.1. With Instant Run enabled (on by default), the first full build will be slightly slower than 1.5.1 as we create multiple dex files. Subsequent incremental builds will be much faster than 1.5.1. Full and incremental builds will be slightly faster than 1.5.1 even if you disable Instant Run due to optimizations we’ve made -- but enable Instant Run for max performance. If you want more information on Instant Run, be sure to check out the updated Instant Run documentation.


We want to make sure we get Instant Run and the new emulator just right before promoting it to stable. Please continue to give us feedback and let us know if you run into any problems!  (via Help > Submit Feedback in Android Studio and For the Emulator In the tools menu select the three circles > Help > File a Bug.)


Reminder: If you want to test out Android N features, move to the Canary Channel and use Android Studio 2.1.


Installation

You can update your current 1.5 or 2.0 installation to 2.0 RC 2 by using the built-in patch mechanism (make sure you switch to the Beta channel first, if necessary.)


IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR 1.5 STABLE VERSION AND RUN 2.0 STABLE SIDE BY SIDE READ ON. Patch-updating will replace the existing installation with a preview version. If you want to keep 1 stable version and also have 1 preview version, download a separate installation of 2.0 from the Android Studio 2.0 RC 2 page. You can keep 1.5 and 2.0 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.


Problems?

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

Android Studio 2.1 Preview 5 Available

posted Mar 31, 2016, 5:16 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.1 Preview 5 to the canary channel. This build incorporates a number of Instant Run bug fixes from the 2.0 release branch (released in 2.0 Release Candidate 1 yesterday), along with a handful of 2.1-only additional fixes. A number of developers have asked what the difference is between 2.0 and 2.1. In short:

  • 2.0 is nearly done; release candidate 1 was posted yesterday
  • 2.1 is basically just 2.0 plus fixes to support the Android N Preview SDK.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 Preview 5 via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates). Make sure you switch to the Canary channel, if necessary.

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 Preview 5 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 Preview from the Android Studio 2.1 Preview 5 page.


Problems?

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


Android Studio 2.0 RC 1 Available

posted Mar 30, 2016, 11:07 AM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 11:06 PM ]

Android Studio 2.0 RC 1 and Emulator 25.1 RC 1 are now available in the Beta channel. If you have 2.0 Preview or Beta installations, please update to RC 1 and let us know if you have any issues.


We have done extensive additional testing of both Android Studio and the Emulator. We have also verified these with a wide range of internal and external developers. We want to make sure we get Instant Run and the new emulator just right before promoting it to stable. Please continue to give us feedback and let us know if you run into any problems!  (via Help > Submit Feedback in Android Studio and For the Emulator In the tools menu select the three circles > Help > File a Bug.)


Android Studio RC 1

This build incorporates several more fixes for Instant Run, which is working at parity with 1.5.1. With Instant Run enabled (on by default), the first full build will be slightly slower than 1.5.1 as we create multiple dex files. Subsequent incremental builds will be much faster than 1.5.1. Full and incremental builds will be slightly faster than 1.5.1 even if you disable Instant Run due to optimizations we’ve made -- but enable Instant Run for max performance. If you want more information on Instant Run, be sure to check out the updated Instant Run documentation.


Reminder: If you want to test out Android N features, move to the Canary Channel and use Android Studio 2.1.


Emulator 25.1

Emulator 25.1 release candidate is also available in the SDK Preview channel. This version includes bug fixes to taking screenshots and our APK drag and drop installation onto the Emulator.

If you are using Android Studio 2.0+ you should be prompted to upgrade through the SDK manager or through the built-in Android Studio patch mechanism (Check for Updates).


Android Studio Installation

You can update your current 1.5 or 2.0 installation to 2.0 RC 1 by using the built-in patch mechanism (make sure you switch to the Beta channel first, if necessary.)


IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR 1.5 STABLE VERSION AND RUN 2.0 STABLE SIDE BY SIDE READ ON. Patch-updating will replace the existing installation with a preview version. If you want to keep 1 stable version and also have 1 preview version, download a separate installation of 2.0 from the Android Studio 2.0 RC 1 page. You can keep 1.5 and 2.0 installed side by side; they use separate settings and cache directories.


Problems?

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


Android Studio 2.1 Preview 4 Available

posted Mar 25, 2016, 9:50 AM by Tor Norbye

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.1 Preview 4 to the canary channel. This build incorporates more bug fixes for Instant Run. There are a couple of small UI changes: there is a "Rerun" action in the toolbar next to run, which lets you build and restart the process with one click (or keyboard shortcut). And in the Build menu there is a "Clean Rerun" action which performs a full clean, build, install and run.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 Preview 4 via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates). Make sure you switch to the Canary channel, if necessary.

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 Preview 4 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 Preview from the Android Studio 2.1 Preview 4 page.


Problems?

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


Android Studio 2.1 Preview 3 Available

posted Mar 16, 2016, 2:09 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.1 Preview 3 to the canary channel. This build incorporates a number of fixes to support the Android N Preview SDK, as well as incorporating all the Instant Run and other IDE fixes from 2.0 Beta 7, also published today.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 or 2.1 Preview installation to 2.1 Preview 3 via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates). Make sure you switch to the Canary channel, if necessary.

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.1 Preview 3 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 Preview from the Android Studio 2.1 Preview 3 page.


Problems?

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

Android Studio 2.0 Beta 7 Available

posted Mar 16, 2016, 2:04 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just pushed Android Studio 2.0 beta 7 to the beta channel. Relative to beta 6 a few week ago, this fixes a few more user reported bugs related to Instant Run (in particular, faster builds on Windows, better support for multi-process apps, handle multiple activities better, and a few correctness fixes), as well as fixes to make the IDE run better on Windows.


Installation

You can update your current 2.0 Preview installation to 2.0 Beta 7 via the built-in patch mechanism (Check for Updates).

You can also update from 1.5 to 2.0 Beta 7 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 Beta from the Android Studio 2.0 Beta 7 page.


Problems?

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

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