If you are an Android Developer, the Android Studio
should possibly feel like a second home to you. At its I/O conference, the
company gave us a glimpse at what the forthcoming Android Studio 3.0 could look
Android is very important for Google, so it makes sense
that the company would not shy away from investing significant resources into
the Android Studio platform — after all, that is where a significant portion of
Android applications are generated from. The theme for this year’s release is
speed and smarts, so basically, it’s all about developing applications faster
and ensuring that they function faster as well.
Android Studio now has a bunch of profiling tools, basically.
These tools can help you, a developer, to diagnose performance issues in your
applications. Developers can profile their CPUs, memory and network activity
for their apps and see the details on a timeline. This particular timeline is
mapped to touch events including key presses and other events in the
Google is also speeding up the build times for complex
projects. The suite has been tested with over one hundred modules and the build
time ranged between minutes to seconds.
Studio 3.0 also has a feature that will make the
debugging process significantly easier and faster. You can take any APK,
whether it was written in Java or C++ and whether, it was written using Android
Studio or something else. Thanks to an improved APK analyzer, that makes it
possible and also allows developers to reduce the size of their APKs. This is
done by reducing the file size of images and other stuff, whose file sizes can
actually be reduced.
Now, Android Studio also has a support for Instant apps. While
using the studio, developers can now break their application down into
different modules which can be loaded from right within the search results page
and allowed to run — so as to provide the potential user with a taste of what
is to come. Meanwhile, this also opens up support for instant apps to the more
expanding developer community.
Other features included with Android Studio 3.0 include:
Java 8 language features and APIs.
Improved layout editor
Support for adaptive icons in Android
XML fonts and downloadable fonts
Support for Android Things
Updated system images for Android O
Google Play store support in the emulator
Support for Android Wear rotary controls in