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Google to end development and support for the Android Developer Tools in Eclipse

Google will be ending development and official support of the Android Developer Tools in Eclipse, as the company continues to focus its efforts on Android Studio. Over the past few years, Google has been focusing its attention on Android Studio, which just hit version 1.3, and in order to continue that focus the company has decided that at the end of this year, Eclipse support will be coming to an end. This applies specifically to the ADT plugin and Android Ant build system.

Developers can migrate their projects from Eclipse to Android Studio with just a few simple clicks. Over the next few months Google will be migrating the rest of its standalone performance tools and building additional support for the Android NDK into Android Studio. For all the details about the change, and how to move your projects from Eclipse to Android Studio, be sure to visit the link below.

Source: Android Developers Blog

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18 Comments
  • This saddens me.
  • Why would it sadden you that they made a decision to use what they feel is an improved tool and to focus on making it the best it can be?
  • why? Android studio is a lot better than the ADT plugin on eclipse
  • I prefer a lot of things on Eclipse, but they did quite a good job on AS too.
  • Better is an opinion.
  • and based on most of what I hear your opinion is still the wrong one, you are welcome to it but AS has been declared superior by many actual Android devs
  • plus thousand... :( I am an eclipse user by by normal programming job and using now android studio is a horrible horrible experience for me it's not logical by any sense Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hey, I would have preferred they based it on Netbeans. As someone who hadn't used Eclipse or Intelij before, I found the newer IDE much easier to get my head around.
  • You have to admit that when you are used to one way of doing things a new way seems illogical simply by not being the way you are accustomed. I learned to video edit using Sony Vegas. Every once in awhile I'll try Premiere but I can't master it. Yet, it's the tool of choice for a big chunk of the industry so it must be my brain stuck in a rut.
  • The Android studio is far better, it is based on JetBrains (IntellijIDEA). A better user interface and wonderful shortcut user interactions. I have used both and think you should give it a try.
  • Finally. The least Googlers wasting their time on Eclipse/ADT and focusing on AS the better.
  • Android Studio is great. Good decision, Google.
    Now, can we work on an emulator that doesn't take 5 minutes to boot?
  • It's called a nexus phone and a USB cable. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, I got one of those but sometimes you want to test things on smaller or bigger screens.
  • Genymotion
  • Thanks! Now THAT is a solution.
  • didnt they do that in Android studio 1.4?? did you miss the part where they said that in Google IO 1.4 is still beta though
  • Yeah, I did miss the whole Google IO. I checked the beta channel for updates and all I get is version 0.9.9. On the canary channel only version 1.3 is available.
    I'm glad they addressed the slow emulator and we'll be seeing some improvements soon.