Android Studio 4.0 launched by Google

Android Studio 4.0 has been launched by Google. It gives a host of new features to the Android App Developers.

As per the company’s blog post, this release has quite a few features like a new Motion Editor – powerful interface for creating, editing, and previewing MotionLayout animations, a Build Analyzer to analyse slower build time and support for Java 8 Language APIs.

Android Studio 4.0

Snapshot of the all the features are as below as per the developer’s blog.


  • Motion Editor: a simple interface for creating, editing, and previewing MotionLayout animations
  • Upgraded Layout Inspector: a real-time & more intuitive debugging experience
  • Layout Validation: compare your UI across multiple screen dimensions
Develop & Profile
  • CPU Profiler update: improvements to make the UI more intuitive to navigate and the data easier to understand
  • R8 rules update: smart editor features for your code shrinker rules, such as syntax highlighting, completion, and error checking
  • IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 platform update with performance and quality improvements
  • Live Template update: Android-specific live templates for your Kotlin code
  • Clangd support: Clangd and Clang-Tidy turned on by default
  • Build Analyzer: understand and address bottlenecks in your build
  • Java 8 language support update: APIs you can use regardless of your app’s minimum API level
  • Feature-on-feature dependencies: define dependencies between Dynamic Feature modules
  • buildFeatures DSL: enable or disable discrete build features, such as Data Binding
  • Kotlin DSL: essential support for Kotlin DSL script files

Android Developers can download the new Android Studio 4.0 at the official page.

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