Google calls new Android Studio update, “biggest feature release of the year”

Andy Boxall | August 13, 2015

App Development


Google has released an updated, stable version of Android Studio v1.3, which was announced earlier this year during the company’s Google I/O developer conference. Named its, “biggest release of the year,” in a developer-focused blog post announcing the release, it brings with it a variety of new features. These include:

  • Code and SDK Management: Android Studio now has app permission annotations, data binding support, C++ support, and an auto SDK update feature. The latter also comes with an SDK manager, for altering preferences and dealing with SDK tools.

One of Android Studio’s new features is an allocation tracker


  • Performance and Testing Tools: Version 1.3 includes the ability to capture and analyse memory screenshots using the Android Memory Viewer, then view app allocations using the Allocation Tracker. There’s also the facility to run APK tests in modules.

If you use Android Studio already, the update should be available through the navigation menu, while new users can visit the official Android Studio webpage here, or download the new version from here.

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