|Stable release||1.2 / April 30, 2015|
|Preview release||126.96.36.199 / May 8, 2015|
|Type||Integrated Development Environment (IDE)|
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Android Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing on the Android platform. It was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference by Google's Product Manager, Katherine Chou. Android Studio is freely available under the Apache License 2.0.
Android Studio 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.
Based on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is designed specifically for Android development. It is available for download on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and replaced Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as Google's primary IDE for native Android application development.
- Live Layout: WYSIWYG Editor - Live Coding - Real-time App Rendering.
- Gradle-based build support.
- Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
- Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
- ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
- Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
- A rich layout editor that allows users to drag-and-drop UI components, option to preview layouts on multiple screen configurations.
- Support for building Android Wear apps
- Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, enabling integration with Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine.
|OS version||Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/2003/Xp (32 or 64 bit)||Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.10 to up 10.10.2 up 10.10.3 on 10.10.5 (Yosemite)||GNOME or KDE or Unity desktop on Ubuntu or Fedora or GNU/Linux Debian|
|RAM||2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended|
|Disk space||500 MB disk space|
|Space for Android SDK||At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches|
|JDK version||Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 or higher|
|Screen resolution||1280x800 minimum screen resolution|
Android Studio vs. Eclipse ADT comparison
|Feature||Android Studio||Eclipse ADT|
|Maven-based build dependencies||Yes||No|
|Build variants and multiple-APK generation||Yes||No|
|Advanced Android code completion and refactoring||Yes||No|
|Graphical layout editor||Yes||Yes|
|APK signing and keystore management||Yes||Yes|
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