The last two months are quite challenging for the business enterprises to survive amidst COVID-19 pandemic. Manufacturing units, business events, global economy and people lives are impacted to a great extent with this deadly disease. But good news for the App Development Company is that Google has released their much awaited Android Studio 4.0 version for developers. This release was pending from a long time and will help developers code smartly and build apps at a faster rate. This SDK can be easily downloaded on Mac, Windows & Linux OS without any hassle with a direct link.
These changes are required for improved performance and a significant step towards better stability. In the blog post, we will discuss about major changes including features and bug fixes with new Android Studio 4.0 and how it will help in smooth app development work. This new release contains a number of new features and improvements.
Android Studio 4.0 Key Features to Integrate
The newly released Android Studio 4.0 from Google includes innovative development features in comparison to its older version Android Studio 3.6, in terms of design tools and bugs fix. Here each & every detail about what’s new in this latest version of Android Studio is discussed:
1. Layout Validation
Android developers usually come across a major challenge of building mobile apps for different screen sizes, and resolutions. They have to made major customizations in UI to make it compatible on every screen user use.
This complete process requires a feature to preview the layout and this has become possible with the feature Layout Validation Window. This helps to preview the layouts on different screens configurations, so you can simply make sure your mobile app looks best across multiple devices.
2. Motion Editor
The MotionLayout API helps to enhance the functionalities of the ConstraintLayout this overall helps the Android App Development Company to address critical animation and motion in the mobile applications. Developers can hassle-free integrate this API with the Motion Editor, to perform edit and preview of the MotionLayout animations.
Another benefit for the user is that critical XML files are not required to be developed like the Motion Editor by default creates. Developer with a single click can see the code the editor makes. The IDE can smoothly convert the ConstraintLayout to MotionLayout making whole process smooth for the developers.
3. Improved Layout Inspector
This tool from the latest Android Studio version helps in precisely seeing how the application is designed on-screen apart from the other features. The new and improved Layout Inspector in Android Studio 4.0 was not present in the old version.
This feature is useful for easy view-tree inspection, but it comprise features including live refreshing. If you running an Android 10 based device, you can enjoy amazing features including a 3D representation of what is on-screen and latest View attributes.
Developer and Profile
1. IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 Platform Update
The basic Android Studio IDE was running on IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 and 2019.3.3 releases which is upgraded to major improvements. These improvements help in enhancing performance and quality across the IDE.
2. Kotlin Android Live Templates
This IntelliJ feature allows interaction to insert basic constructs into the code using simple keywords. Android Studio 4.0 includes Android-specific live templates for the Kotlin code.
3. Improved CPU Profiler UI
The CPU profiler functionality is to trace the recordings and provide relevant data related to the application’s thread activity. CPU recordings in the Android Studio 4.0 are different and arranged in groups for smooth analysis. You can easily switch groups up and down, or just drag-and-drop different things within a group for personalization touch.
1. Java 8 Language for all APIs
Earlier the Android Gradle plugin version supported different features of Java 8 language with the help of desugaring process. But with Android Studio 4.0 release, this desugaring methodology has been maximized to support the Java language APIs.
2. Build Analyzer
Legacy systems make development process complex as well as lengthy that ultimately leads to less productivity. The Build Analyzer helps Android App developers understand and find issues during the development by using the plugins that are accountable for the whole development time and taking important steps to eliminate regressions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Android studio used for?
Android Studio is Google official IDE and its purpose is to enhance the development process and help in building the highest-quality Android mobile apps. It offers customized tools for the Android developers, including rich code editing, debugging, testing, and other tools.
2. What do you mean by IDE?
An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application providing comprehensive facilities to the app developers for the development job. An IDE normally comprise of source code editor, automation tools and a debugger.
3. Which language is used in Android Studio 4.0?
Java is the official language of Android app development Company and is supported by Android Studio. But with the release of 4.0 versions, Kotlin has become a major programming language.
4. What are the requirements for Android studio 4.0?
Requirements for IDE:
• 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended.
• 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
• 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolutions.
• Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit). The Android Emulator supports 64-bit Windows only.
5. Is Jdk important for Android studio?
Android Studio is the official IDE for mobile app development. Since, Android’s source code is written in Kotlin or Java it is important to install the Java Development Kit. The installation includes both Android Studio and the SDK.
From above you are aware of the features & bug fixes integrated with the Android Studio 4.0 for Android mobile app development. These features are highly useful and hire Android developers to invest heavily in such apps to boost business sales. If you are looking to build a mobile app, reach us and share your app requirements with us. Android Developer is a reputed app development & customization company having years of experience in similar field. We will offer you several solutions to enjoy the best results for your brand.