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Starting with Android Studio 1.0 and the Gradle plugin for Android 1.0, compatibility is a critical requirement.
While we are still looking at finalizing our policy you should at least expect:
Android Studio and the Android Gradle Plugin
Studio 1.* or 2.* works with Gradle Plugin 1.*, and 2.*
The Android Gradle Plugin and Gradle
We recommend using the latest Gradle possible for your project for performance reasons.
Post 1.0 DSL compatibility
The DSL changed a lot before 1.0, but it should be stable now.
If/When we need to change things we will have long deprecation periods, likely longer than 6 months, possibly 12 months.Preview Compatibility
This table indicate compatibility for pre-1.0 components.
All this breaking changes happened because we tweaked the model exchanged between the IDE and Gradle a lot. All this work was to ensure stability after 1.0.