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Android Studio – Released New Preview version 2.0

Hello, friends…

I have GOOD news for you. 😀

I am feeling awesome to tell you, Android studio Preview version v2.0 is released. :-)
Let’s know more about Android Studio:

Android studio IDE connects regularly to the update server, whenever a new version is available it will present a popup at startup. Android Studio categories updates using “channels”.
There are 4 channels available:

  • Canary channel: Canary builds are the bleeding edge, released about weekly. While these builds do get tested, they are still subject to bugs. This is not recommended for production.
  • Dev channel: Dev builds are hand-picked older canary builds that survived the test of time. It should be updated roughly bi-weekly or monthly.
  • Beta channel: When a beta milestone for the next version of Android Studio is available, they post the beta builds. When the version is stable, the beta channel contains the stable version until the next version’s beta.
  • Stable channel: Contains the most recent stable version of Android Studio.

Android studio 2.0 is still in Canary channel(preview version), so you can expect bugs in it.

Today, I am going to tell you how to update android studio from old version to new version(preview version 2.0)

Android Studio – Released New Preview version 2.0

For updating your Android studio to 2.0 version, follow the below steps:

1. Menu –> Help –> Check for updates

Check For Update

Check For Update

2. If you have stable version then it will show below the screen. Click on “ Updates”

Dialog box of IDE Setting

Dialog box of IDE Setting

3. It will open following dialog. Select “Canary channel” option from drop down.

Select “Canary channel” option from drop down

Select “Canary channel” option from drop down

4. A dialog will pop up. Click on “Update and Restart” button

Click on Update and Restart

Click on Update and Restart

Now your Android studio will get updated to preview channel.

Have a look at the new features of android studio 2.0:

Instant run:
New projects created with Android Studio 2.0 are set up to work with Instant Run automatically.With this feature, you’ll be able to see the changes you make to the code in emulator much closer to real-time.

  • For pre-existing apps, you have to ensure the correct Gradle plugin. It can be done by opening Settings —>Preferences —-> clicking Build, Execution, Deployment, Instant Run and then finally on “Enable Instant Run…”
  • The first time you hit Run, Android Studio will perform normal compilation, packaging, install steps, and run your app on your device or emulator. After you make edits to your source code or resources, however, pressing Run again will deploy your changes directly into the running app.

How to run this Feature?

A. For Pre-existing apps

a) Click on Menu –> File –> Settings

Go to Settings

Go to Settings

b) Go to the Build, Execution, Deployment —> Instant Run (See left panel). Now click on “Update Project”.


c) A dialog will pop up. Click on “Yes” button.

PopUp box "Gradle Runnig"

PopUp box “Gradle Running”

d) After that click on “Ok” button and your project’s “build.gradle” will be updated, after that, you can use this feature.

The project created with Android studio 2.0 does not need gradle update.

2) Emulator :

Android Studio’s emulator also has a refreshed interface, with a new floating toolbar. You can add APKs to the emulator via a drag-and-drop function, and resize it by dragging the corner of the window.

3) GPU Profiler and debugger :

Still in beta, a new ‘GPU Profiler and debugger” that helps developers working with graphics-intensive code and lets you record entire OpenGL sessions, and see all the changes that occur frame by frame. You can see the code for each frame, and get info on the GL State and Commands. The GPU Debugging Tools are not installed by default; you’ll need to add it before you can use it. You can find them in the SDK tools section of your SDK manager:


The Google search team has also added some functionality of deep links: Developers can generate and test deep links directly right from the IDE. Just last week, Google revealed that its search index has 100 billion deep links into apps and that over 40 percent of Google searches on Android now surface app content.

Now enjoy New version of Android Studio. :-) I hope you like this article. Share your views to to improve content. Happy Learning !!!

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