Android Studio 4.1 gets new features, optimizations and bug fixes


When it comes to an integrated development environment, Android Studio is the undisputed king. This is the reason why Google is constantly updating the platform, bringing new features to make it easy for developers to build apps. Now Android Studio 4.1 update brings the latest set of features and many performance and security improvements. With this new update, Google fixed 2,370 software bugs and 275 public issues identified in the previous version of Android Studio.

The user interface has been improved with changes to the material design through the “New Project” dialog box which uses the default Material Design Components (MDCs) for themes and styles. This will bring the ability to use the recommended material style templates and support the latest UI tweaks, for example, dark themes. For development, Android Studio 4.1 now has the Database Inspector to maintain a live connection to the application database, both with the Jetpack Room library or SQLite databases.

With this new feature, developers can inspect, query, or make changes to the database of the running application. Another useful feature with the update is the ability to run Android Emulator in Android Studio for better workflow. Navigating through Dagger related code also becomes a breeze – this makes perfect sense since the library is used by developers for dependency injection.

TensorFlow Lite modules will become easier to import into applications, and developers who use machine learning for their applications will love it. New features have also been added to the ‘build and test’ area as Google has included support for testing apps in foldable devices with the Android emulator – another welcome feature for developers who have the latest flagships. foldable.

Google has also made updates for optimization. The System Trace user interface now gets the box selection, summary tab, and display section. Android Studio profilers are now accessible in a separate window for seamless connection with the Android emulator or the connected phone. In addition, the Native Memory Profiler provides better information on object allocation / deallocation and system heap size.


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