Android Studio 3.2 now available
Google has released an update to its Android IDE operating system, Android Studio 3.2. The IDE update was first announced during Google I / O ’18 in May. Since then, the Android team has refined and tweaked over 20 new features and focused on improving the quality of the version.
The company recommends that all developers use Android Studio 3.2 in order to switch to using an Android App Bundle, which is the new format for publishing apps. According to the Android team, early adopters saw between 11% and 64% app size savings using app bundles compared to the legacy APK.
Android Studio 3.2 introduces the Energy Profiler, which is a set of tools to diagnose and improve how your app is using battery life. âBetter battery life of the device is one of the most frequent requests from users, and with the power profiler in Android Studio 3.2, you can help improve the battery life of the device. device by making sure your app is using the right amount of power at the right time, âwrote Jamal Eason, Android Product Manager, in an article.
It also adds a feature called Android Emulator Snapshots, which allows developers to take a snapshot of the current state of the emulator, recording screen, app, and settings states. They will then be able to resume or boot into the snapshot in under two seconds, which the company describes as a breakthrough feature for application development.
âUsing Android Studio 3.2, you can also develop for the latest technology ranging from Android Jetpack to Google’s latest artificial intelligence (AI) APIs with Android Slices,â Eason wrote.
In addition, the version adds 20 more features as well as quality improvements under the hood. Other features include slice support, sample data, CMakeList editing support, and a What’s New wizard.