Google Releases Android Studio Stable Version One
Android Studio Key Features
The setup wizard helps us to get ready with the development environment by choosing the Android SDK and setting up basic development environment settings. Code editing features are exactly same as in IntelliJ Idea.
This is the area Android Studio wins impressively. The above image is multi screen preview of an UI. Android studio UI design capabilities are very handy for an Android developer. We can just drag and drop the UI widgets and build the UI layout.
Android Studio uses Gradle for build. This is lot flexible and nicely manages the dependencies. If you are new to Gradle, then you need to spend some time in this area to get comfortable with Android Studio. This comes with build variant support which handles different versions of app like paid vs free.
Google API Support
Support for Google services is seamless. Accessing the Google cloud backend (example as we do in Google GCM messaging ) is easier as there is inbuilt support via dialogs. Eclipse project can be easily migrated into Android Studio using the “Import Project…” option in File menu. Go to download and start rocking.