Google launches Android studio 2.1 with support for Android N

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Google has launched the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), Android Studio 2.1 with support for the Android N developer preview and faster Instant Run. Here’s a video on what’s new;

The Android Studio 2.1 includes updates to the IDE wizards, build system and Android Emulator also in addition to support for the N Developer Preview, Android Studio 2.1 also includes performance improvements to Instant Run which leads to faster edit and deploy build speeds.

To download the new version for Windows, Mac, and Linux go to Android.com/SDK. If you are already using Android Studio, you can update to the latest version in the navigation menu (Help > Check for Update on Windows/Linux and Android Studio > Check for Updates on OS X). When done with the update and you want to test and develop your apps with the N Developer Preview, create a fresh Android Virtual Device (AVD) for the new Android emulator, and check out these additional setup instructions.

For full details of the release, visit the Android developers Blog


Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android platform development. It was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference. Android Studio is freely available under the Apache License 2.0. Android Studio was in early access preview stage starting from version 0.1 in May 2013, then entered beta stage starting from version 0.8 which was released in June 2014. The first stable build was released in December 2014, starting from version 1.0. Based on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is designed specifically for Android development.


Android “N” is the codename of an upcoming release of the Android mobile operating system. It was first released as a developer preview on March 9, 2016, with factory images for current Nexus devices, as well as a new “Android Beta Program” which allows supported devices to be upgraded directly to the Android “N” beta via an over-the-air update. The stable release of the operating system is expected in mid-2016.



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