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 the primary IDE for native Android application development.
Android Studio was announced on May 16, 2013, at the Google I/O conference. It was in the early access preview stage starting from version 0.1 in May 2013, then entered the 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 Beta 6 was released and is available for updates via the Canary and Dev channels.
This update includes fixes for the following public issues:
- Issue #171136614: Emulator is janky and is dropping frames when launched in a tool window (embedded in studio) but works perfectly fine when launched as a separate window