Google has announced the release of Android Studio 4.0, its IDE for creating Android applications.
The new version of Android Studio includes a number of significant improvements over previous versions.
“Some highlights of Android Studio 4.0 include a new Motion Editor to help bring your apps to life, a Build Analyzer to investigate causes for slower build times, and Java 8 language APIs you can use regardless of your app’s minimum API level,” writes Adarsh Fernando, Product Manager. “Based on your feedback, we’ve also overhauled the CPU Profiler user interface to provide a more intuitive workflow and easier side-by-side analysis of thread activity. And the improved Layout Inspector now provides live data of your app’s UI, so you can easily debug exactly what’s being shown on the device.”
The new version of Android Studio has a number of other improvements, including smart editor features, clangd support for C++ and improvements derived from IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 and 2019.3.3 releases.
Android Studio 4.0 is a big improvement and should be a welcome upgrade for Android developers.