Tue. Jul 7th, 2020

Android Studio 4.2 Canary 3 Releases

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Android Studio is the official 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 4.2 Canary 3 was released and are available for updates via the Canary and Dev channels.


General Fixes

Android Gradle Plugin

  • Issue #158545411: Non-shrunk desugared library should only be packaged in the app APK
  • Issue #143862922: Warn when flatDir repository is used in the build
  • Issue #37069473: add hint text for TransformException DuplicateFileException 1.5 plugin
  • Issue #140747218: Improve error messages for exceptions thrown from Jetifier

Build Analyzer

C++ Import/Sync

  • Issue #157901344: jniLibs and CMake IMPORTED targets – impossible to import native libraries!!!!!!




  • Issue #140699627: Lint fail when using StringRes as field of an enum used as SafeArgs argument
  • Issue #159169803: RequiredSize check triggers on AndroidManifest.xml files in directories named “layout”

New Project Wizard


  • Issue #158212024: Classes generated by safeargs plugin are not seen by indexer