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Google releases Android Studio 1.0 to developers

There's some great news for developers today: Android Studio is officially out of beta with version 1.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. The full release of the development platform has been anticipated for a while now, after having originally entered beta earlier this year.

The goal of Android Studio is to provide a full-featured environment for easier, smoother app development. Some of its features include:

  • An Intelligent code editor
  • Code templates and GitHub integration
  • Multi-screen app development
  • Virtual devices of all shapes and sizes
  • Support for creating multiple APKs with different features in the same project

If you want to migrate to Android Studio, or just want to start building apps for Android Phones, Wear, TV, Auto, or Google Glass, you can hit up the source link below to download Android Studio 1.0 now.

Source: Android Developer

14 Comments
  • This is probably a dumb question, and I'm sure those with the knowledge, but self-righteous will blast me for asking but... is this something the general public has access to? Is this what is used for creating apps on Android platforms?
  • Yes, you could download it, install it, and create an Android app within the hour if you wished. Of course, it helps to know Java and have some idea of how android apps work, but it has some templates the that create various "Hello World" type apps. It's a fairly polished IDE and it's all free.
  • There are also lots of tutorials on the Android Developer website (which is the source link) which will show you a lot of the basics.  Of course, a basic knowledge of programming will go a long way for those.  If you're knowledge level isn't quite there, yet.  I recommend starting with some basics.
  • Sweet. Gonna update later today. Android Studio is a great environment. Much better than Xcode ;) Posted from my Motorola Moto G
  • Xcode builds are so much faster, it's not funny. 5sec vs. 30 for Android Studio (which was 1min in 0.8.14)-:
  • I went from General Public to Android Developer just by downloading this! lol. Actually I went from creating Android apps as a non-programmer with MIT's App Inventor to learning Java and switching to Android Studio within the past year. If you already know how to program in Java, this is a fantastic tool to use.
  • @voiceonly, I went from General Public to Android Developer just by downloading this! lol. Actually I went from creating Android apps as a non-programmer with MIT's App Inventor to learning Java and switching to Android Studio within the past year. If you already know how to program in Java, this is a fantastic tool to use.
  • Well. The transition is bound to come at some point. It's determining when the appropriate time is to transition. I currently have gotten used to Eclipse in the past five years. I assume jumping in now could be the right time now that it has matured some...scared of the deep end.
  • I'm nervous of the transition from Eclipse to Studio, been developing with Eclipse for just over 12 months and I'd like to stick with what I know but Android Studio appears to have some excellent features which of course will be built upon.
  • Love As, not a big Gradle fan though...
  • Not many people is. Seems like they kept changing the schematics of it with every release. Its really annoying. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's right! ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • 2 year's of development and the result is a Bullock-cart which can easily turn at least one hair grey from start to build on a modern fast PC. Google could have hired the Visual Studio people.
  • hello i download android studio and installed in my system but when i start this studio i am getting error like(jvm is not pointng valid path)