Recent Changes

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

Android Studio 1.5.1 Available

posted Dec 3, 2015, 3:12 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Dec 3, 2015, 3:27 PM ]

We've just pushed Android Studio 1.5.1 to the beta channel. If there are no surprises, we will promote it to the stable channel in a few days.

The following bugs are fixed in 1.5.1:
  • 194705: Fix incorrect lint warning about localized permission descriptions referenced by the manifest
  • 194612: Layout editor rendering failure: "The following classes could not be found: android.support.v7.internal.app.WindowDecorActionBar"
  • 194045: Fixed data-binding parsing of the percent operator
  • 191819: Fixed the contract in the vector asset studio icon preview window (and added Help topic)
  • 195167: Fix app launching bug where the debugger launched to the wrong device, as well as a null pointer exception in some scenarios
Installation
You can update your current 1.4 or 1.5 installation to 1.5.1 by using the built-in patch mechanism (make sure you switch to the Beta channel first, if necessary.) 
You can also download a full zip of 1.5.1 (and soon, installers) from the 1.5.1 download page.

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

Android Studio 1.5 Available

posted Nov 18, 2015, 2:07 PM by Tor Norbye

We've released Android Studio 1.5 to the canary and beta channels. If all goes according to plan we'll promote it to the stable channel soon, provide release notes, etc.

For download links in the meantime, you can download the bits from Android Studio 1.5.

Android Studio 1.5 RC 1 Available

posted Nov 10, 2015, 5:50 PM by Tor Norbye

Android Studio 1.5 RC 1 is now available in the canary channel. The build contains only a few bug fixes relative to 1.5 Beta from last week.

Installation
You can update your current 1.4 or 1.5 installation to 1.5 RC 1 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 RC 1 page. You can keep 1.4 and 1.5 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 1.5 Beta Available

posted Nov 10, 2015, 12:02 PM by Tor Norbye

Android Studio 1.5 Beta is now available in the beta channel.

The beta release contains only a few bug fixes relative to 1.5 Preview 2.


Installation
You can update your current 1.4 installation to 1.5 Beta 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.

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

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.

Installation
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.

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

Android Studio 1.4.1 Available

posted Oct 21, 2015, 4:50 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 4:50 PM ]

Android Studio 1.4.1 is now available in the beta channel. Unless there are any surprises, we will promote it to the stable channel in a couple of days.

1.4.1 is a pure bug fix release on top of 1.4. The following fixes are included:
  • Fixed Gradle model caching bug (led to excessive Gradle syncing when the IDE was restarted)
  • Fix code completion performance issue when using libraries with private resources
  • Fix deadlock when using native debugging
  • Fix subversion 1.9 version validation
  • 189658: Do not attempt to validate if device chooser is not enabled
  • 188577: Fix missing translation detection for region overrides
  • 188070: Fix deadlock in the theme editor
  • 187726: Fix theme editor reload/edit conflict
  • 188055: Theme editor performance fix
  • 187665: launch compatibility: when looking at uses-feature, the "required" attribute is not taken into account

Installation
You can update your current 1.4 installation to 1.4.1 by using the built-in patch mechanism (make sure you switch to the Beta channel first, if necessary.)

Alternatively, you can download a complete build from the 1.4.1 Page.

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

Android Studio 1.5 Preview 1 Available

posted Oct 13, 2015, 10:55 AM by Tor Norbye

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) :
Overall there are a number of bug fixes, particularly in the editing area where we're working to polish code completion in resource and manifest files. For example, you can use short names in completion to custom views now:

Installation
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.

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

Android Studio 1.4 Available

posted Sep 30, 2015, 6:18 PM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 11:11 AM ]

Android Studio 1.4 is now available in the Stable channel!

For more information, see the official announcement:

You can download the IDE from the 1.4.0 build page.

Android Studio 1.4 RC 3 Available

posted Sep 25, 2015, 12:12 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just released Android Studio 1.4 RC 3 to the canary channel. We've also promoted 1.4 RC 2 to the beta channel, since that build has been in testing for a few days now and there are no big problems.

RC 3 contains just a couple of bug fixes. Please let us know if you encounter any remaining critical issues!

Installation
If you are already using a 1.4 Preview/Beta build, you can use the builtin Update mechanism to upgrade directly to 1.4 RC 3.

If you are using 1.3.1, you can also update via a patch, 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 1.4 from the Android Studio 1.4 RC 3 page. You can keep 1.3.2 and 1.4 RC 3 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 1.4 RC 2 Available

posted Sep 23, 2015, 3:22 PM by Tor Norbye

We've just released Android Studio 1.4 RC 2 to the canary channel. We've also promoted 1.4 RC 1 to the beta channel, since that build has been in testing for a few days now and there are no big problems.

RC 2 contains bug fixes in a number areas -- the theme editor, the vector asset wizard, it fixes blurry icons in hi-dpi mode with fractional scaling, and it fixes miscellaneous exceptions reported via the crash reporter. Please let us know if you encounter any remaining critical issues!

Installation
If you are already using a 1.4 Preview/Beta build, you can use the builtin Update mechanism to upgrade directly to 1.4 RC 2.

If you are using 1.3.1, you can also update via a patch, 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 1.4 from the Android Studio 1.4 RC 2 page. You can keep 1.3.2 and 1.4 RC 2 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.


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