Google has announced that Android Studio is out of beta and the version 1.0 is now available for download. Android Studio is the official integrated development environment for Android developers and has been created by the Android team on IntelliJ IDEA (Community Edition) Java IDE.
It was originally released as a preview last year and has since come a long way. According to Google, Android Studio will have Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary release channels and the devs can choose a channel depending on how quickly they want new Android Studio features. It is available on Windows, Mac and Linux.
The Android Studio v1.0 comes with a number of new features, which were not available in beta and you can find information about the same on Android Studio webpage.
According to Google, app developers, who were working on Eclipse until now, can follow the migration steps given here to move to Android Studio.
Here is quick look at Android Studio features:
- Intelligent code editor
- Code templates and GitHub integration
- Multi-screen app development
- Virtual devices of all shapes and sizes
- Flexible Gradle-based build system
- Expanded template support for Google Services and various device types
- Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform
- ProGuard and app-signing capabilities
- Support for creating multiple APKs with different features in the same project