Google has launched Android Studio 4.2, the latest version of its primary tool used by the developers to make apps for the Android platform. Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development and is based on IntelliJ IDEA. Version 4.2 is available for download after being in beta testing for months.
Some of the highlights of the new version are the upgraded IntelliJ platform and The New Project Wizard refresh. With the IntelliJ platform upgrade, developers can take the help of updated GitHub UI for pull requests.There is a new centralized problems window to assist them too.
Android Studio 4.2 includes a visual refresh to the new project wizard “to make it easier to discover Android device types”. Now, ViewBinding has been added to each of the templates as well. The new module wizards have also got a visual update to make it easier to understand the variety of module types developers can add to your app, says Google. With the new release, developers now have the code autocompletion for Directions Args, and code navigation from source to XML.
Along With IntelliJ’s code editor and developer tools, Android Studio offers more features to help you with building Android apps, as per Google. These include “a Gradle-based build system, a fast and feature-rich emulator, a unified environment where you can develop for all Android devices, apply Changes to push code and resource changes to your running app without restarting your app, code templates and GitHub integration to help you build common app features and import sample code, testing tools and frameworks, Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems, C++ and NDK support and built-in support for Google Cloud Platform”.