Android Studio 1.0 now available after 18-month beta

Google has finally released version 1.0 of its new Android development IDE, Android Studio.

First released in beta at Google I/O 2013 as a de facto replacement for Eclipse, Studio has grown from an attractive but feature-poor client to one that is practically on par with its predecessor.

Android Studio is built on the open-source IntelliJ IDEA (Community Edition) Java IDE, and features multi-screen and multi-APK build support, which aligns with Google’s approach to Android development. It’s able to generate various APKs that can be uploaded to the Play Store with a limited set of features based on device type, performance and size.

Android Studio also comes with several project templates as well as direct GitHub integration for sample code.

The app is available for Windows, OS X and Linux, and is available with an Eclipse migration tool to port existing projects.

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