Android Studio 2.0 brings new emulator, more tools to speed app creation

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 8 Apr 2016

’s official development tool, Android Studio, is now out of beta primed with new capabilities for faster app building.

The most prominent piece to the 2.0 update is Instant Run, which has been working on as part of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the last year. th this, you’re able to see how a change in code affects the app instantly. Otherwise you’re stuck re-compiling or installing the A, which can be a laborious process.

Additionally, the device emulator is said to be three times faster than before thanks its ability to tap into multi-core Cs. says the emulator will typically be faster than testing on a real device taps into a new Instant Run feature that fires up a new virtual device for each test build.

Android Studio also gives developers a better idea about how their app may perform on multiple devices with its Cloud Test b. This lets you try out how the app looks on a variety of phones, tablets, other hardware, which is critical given the far-flung lscape of Android fragmentation.

You can download Android Studio 2.0 now if you want to check it out. has also partnered with Udacity on a series of online courses for those who want to learn about how to build Android apps.

y this matters: The quality of tools available to developers greatly enhances the type of apps they can build. The new features in Android Studio should give developers a better hle on working with multiple devices versions of Android, which are the main challenges in building for ’s operating system. This won’t address the underlying problem of why some apps launch first, or sometimes only, on iOS. But it will help developers build more quality apps that take advantage of Android’s specific features.