Android developers can now use version 3.4 of Android Studio. Among other things, the new version supports the Android Q-Beta and includes improvements to the Project Structure Dialog as well as a new Resource Manager.
Google has released the stable version 3.4 of the development tool Android Studio. According to a blog post, the development took six months. In addition to bug fixes, there are also some new features designed to make life easier for Android programmers.
New is, for example, the Resource Manager: With this programmer should get a better overview of the app layout. Assets can be imported in bulk via drag-and-drop.
Users can now use the Project Structure Dialog (PSD) as a frontend for Gradle project files. The new PSD also displays build variables and gives suggestions for improving the build file configuration.
New shrinker and Android Q support
By default, Android Studio 3.4 uses R8 as the shrinker that replaces Proguard. The new version supports the developer version of Android Q, which can be used in the emulator. This allows developers to verify that their apps are compatible with the upcoming Android version.
Android Studio 3.4 can be downloaded for free. If you use one of the previous versions, you can simply download the update. The new stable version can also be installed together with the Canary version on a computer.