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 3.6 Release Candidate 3 was released and is available for updates via the Canary and Dev channels.
This update also includes fixes for the following public issues:
- Issue #147865212: D8 in debug mode fails for valid local information spanning only a ‘nop’
- Issue #146115250: Data Binding functionality stops working (Logs show crash in LayoutBindingShortNamesCache$3.compute)
- Issue #148173587: [Regression] Importing SVG is broken (“fillType was already specified”)
- Issue #139859267: `Default Activity not found` error, “Multiple entries with same key” in ActivityAttributesSnapshot