Android Studio is the officially integrated development environment (IDE) for Google’s Android operating system, built on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development. It is available for download on Windows, macOS and Linux based operating systems. It is a replacement for the Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as primary IDE for native Android application development.
Android Studio was announced on May 16, 2013, at the Google I/O conference. It was in early access preview stage starting from version 0.1 in May 2013, then entered beta stage starting from version 0.8 which was released in June 2014. The first stable build was released in December 2014, starting from version 1.0.
Android Studio 3.4 RC2 was released and is available for updates via the Canary and Dev channels.
This update includes fixes for the following public issues:
- Issue #123895238: Execution failed for task ‘:app:generateJsonModelDebug’ Format specifier ‘%s’
- Issue #127691114: R8 is incompatible with library android-retrostreams
- Issue #126592786: Incorrectly removing refrenced class
- Issue #126871526: New bots cannot archive
- Issue #128387933: Missing class when using ORMLite with custom persister class
- Issue #126443924: transformClassesAndResourcesWithR8 failed java.lang.IllegalStateException
- Issue #127878116: Updating from 3.4-BETA5 to 3.4-RC1 couldn’t import previous configuration
- Issue #120277395: AndroidX compilation failure: “cannot generate view binders: Stream closed”
- Issue #124232637: Property Panel: false negative error shown for listitem
- Issue #124254043: RecyclerView tools attributes are not available during completions
New Project Wizard
- Issue #127210786: Incorrect mParentActivity Type via Master/Detail Activity Wizard
- Issue #127776612: Cached sync does not complete with failure if crashes