First look at Android Studio

First look at Android Studio

Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. You can download Android Studio and find all the information here.

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The first window is the quick start one.
Android Studio Quick Start
After creating a new project, now we can see the development environment. Although the look&feel is different from Eclipse, the features are very similar. There are some new menu options such as “Analyze”, “Build” or “Tools”.

Android Studio menu

In the build menu we can directly generate the signed APK.

Android Studio build menu

In the tools menu as well as in the toolbar, we find the Android tools such as the AVD and SDK managers.

Android Studio tools menu

And finally the project structure changes too. The resources and the manifest file are now inside de “src” directory.
Android Studio project structure
From now on we expect new features and plug-ins.

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