Android Studio 3.4 Now Available With New Resource Manager, Android Q Emulator Images And More


Android Studio is the official development environment for building Android apps. Version 3.3 was released early this year, and now version 3.4 has entered the stable channel, with some minor improvements for developers to enjoy.

This release is a continuation of “Project Marble,” Google’s effort to fix issues with core features of Android Studio. The main novelty of 3.4 is the Resource manager, a “new tool to visualize the drawings, colors and layouts of your application project in a consolidated view”. Developers can drag and drop assets and convert multiple SVG images to VectorDrawable files at once. On a related note, the Layout Editor Properties Panel has been updated, with all options now residing in a single pane.

The new resource manager

Another change is Import intentions, where Android Studio will automatically offer import instructions and / or libraries required for the code you write. Practice!

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Import intentions

Other changes include a new Project Structure dialog, an update to IntelliJ 2018.3.4, a tool to remove unused code and resources from apps (R8) and Android Q images in the emulator. You can get Android Studio 3.4 from the official download page.

Source: Android Developers

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