New Android Studio update arrives with a focus on code quality


Google has announced the availability of Android Studio 3.6. According to the software giant, this update includes features that address quality in primary code editing and debugging use cases. If you are already writing Android software with this IDE, you should be offered the update automatically.

Android Studio 3.6 is the first major software update since Project Marble became stable in Android Studio 3.5. The Marble Project was Google’s attempt to take a step back from adding great features and instead refining the work it had already done to improve performance. Learning from this experience, Android Studio 3.6 comes with a small number of new features and improves existing ones, while the bugs have been fixed and the underlying performance has been improved.

The update dialog in Android Studio

Commenting on the update, Scott Swarthout, Product Manager, said:

“Some strengths of Android Studio 3.6 include a new way to quickly design, develop, and preview app layouts using XML, with a new split view in Design Editors. In addition, you no longer need to manually enter GPS coordinates to test the location with your app, as we have now integrated Google Maps directly into the extended control panel of the Android emulator. Finally, we’ve made it easy to optimize your app and find bugs with automatic memory leak detection for shards and activities. “

Concisely covering the new features, Google has released a nine-minute video explaining what you can do with the latest update:

If you haven’t downloaded Android Studio but want to try this update, you can download it now. If you’ve already installed it and want to update, go to Help> Check for updates … and follow the instructions.


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