Google has announced the latest release of its native app Android development environment: Android Studio 1.3.
“Android Studio 1.3 is our biggest feature release for the year so far, which includes a new memory profiler, improved testing support, and full editing and debugging support for C++,” wrote Jamal Eason, product manager for Android, in a post.
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New features include:
- Android Memory (HPROF) Viewer
- Updated allocation tracker that features a display of memory allocations, and a new way to visualize app allocations
- APK tests in modules
- Inline code annotation support
- New data-binding features
- An update to the SDK auto update and SDK manager features
- An early-access preview of the C++ editor and debugger support
“An important thing to remember is that an update to Android Studio does not require you to change your Android app projects,” Eason wrote. “With updating, you get the latest features but still have control of which build tools and app dependency versions you want to use for your Android app.”