Android developers have finally something to cheer about! Google has finally released Android Studio 1.0, believed to be the first stable version of integrated Development Environment (IDE) specifically meant for Android developers.  Studio 1.0 is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac and you can directly download it from Android Developer site. When Google announced Android Studio the message was very simple: This IDE is officially meant for Android developers.

Android Studio 1.0 - integrated Development Environment
Android Studio 1.0 – integrated Development Environment

The sole purpose of Studio 1.0 is to make Android development faster and more productive. For those people using Eclipse can easily shift to Studio 1.0 with the migration steps defined by Google.


Even though everything is new in 1.0 but there are some great features which you should know about, and Google has specially highlighted these features which you should definitely check out.

Feature 1

This “Start” wizard now introduces the Android SDK you need, sets up your improved surrounding settings, makes an improved emulator for testing your application, and packs a set of code layouts.

Feature 2

Talking about formats, Android Studio incorporates wizards that let you begin with new extend layouts or import Google code tests. In the event that empty tasks alarm you or you’re experiencing difficulty beginning, you’ll like example importing and the included formats.

Feature 3

Android Studio powers IntelliJ IDEA’s sagacious code altering abilities. These incorporate progressed code fruition, refactoring, and code examination.

Feature 4

Android Studio gives you a chance to oversee string interpretations for the majority of your applications. You can without much of a stretch concentrate and investigate all hard-coded strings in any undertaking.

Feature 5

Android Studio gives you a chance to both alter and sneak peak your Android formats crosswise over numerous screen sizes, dialects, and even API renditions. In case you’re creating an application that will run on more than one Android discharge — and, given the current form scene, you truly ought to be — this will be extremely useful.

Feature 6

Android Studio incorporates an execution examination device called Memory Monitor. It demonstrates to you the memory utilization of your application after some time so you can discover approaches to enhance your application’s execution.

At long last, Android Studio empowers a simple approach to include Google Cloud Backends and Endpoints to your application, and additionally Google Cloud Messaging. The recent is one of the peculiarities Google at first guaranteed would go to the IDE. The organization’s objective was (and still is) to make Android Studio the single center point in which Android engineers can manufacture new applications and in addition revive old ones.

Android Studio utilizes a Gradle-based form framework that Google says “gives a considerable measure of adaptability and extensibility, and additionally the capacity to assemble from inside and outside of the IDE.” Key peculiarities incorporate form variation backing to better handle distinctive form sorts (debug versus discharge) or diverse adaptations of the same application (paid versus free), multi-Apks taking care of through parts, multi-dex backing, and reliance administration for outsider libraries.

Google today additionally discharged variant 1.0 of the Gradle plugin with a record design it considers to be steady. Since correspondence between Android Studio and the Gradle plug-in is currently steady also, overhauling one won’t oblige redesigning the other.