Google’s Android Studio 3.2 and its New Features

Android Studio has been Google’s recommended environment for developing any kind of Android applications. Recently, at the Google I/O, the release of Android Studio 3.2 was discussed along with the new features that can be expected from it.

Google is consistently making efforts to improve the Android Studio so that the developer is enhanced. These new features might help the android app developers in stop wasting time behind gradle build and focus better on developing good mobile apps.

The new version of Google’s flagship mobile app development platform, Android Studio 3.2, features fresh features like a new app publishing format, ability to generate App Bundles, Android 9 Pie functionality, and a What’s New assistant that will inform the coders on all the latest updates and changes. These new features are definitely exciting for all the Android app developers.

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Android App Bundle

In the Android 3.2 version, a new app bundle is available for employing customized apk to the users who are already using Google Play’s dynamic delivery system. This is one of the major update and most important feature of the 3.2 version. It is a new way in which APK files can be published in smaller sizes. This makes it possible for the end users to download it quickly. With the Dynamic Distribution method on Google Play, when a user downloads your app, only device specific files will be delivered to them, instead of sending all the files.

Emulator Snapshots

The state of the emulator can now be stored using a snapshot in the new Android Studio 3.2. It can quickly be paired with any of the other snapshots. This update will let developers test their apps with certain predetermined terms which can have an impact on the performance of an app.

Energy Profiler

Google has constantly been working on improving the battery life of the Android smartphones. New ways and tactics have been released with every new update. With the Android Studio 3.2, Google provides a new energy profile. It will help by providing accurate statistics to the developers. This way, the developers can get to know how their apps are affecting the battery life and find new ways to make their apps more energy efficient.

Android JetPack

The JetPack provides developers with new libraries and tools to build apps, along with some architectural guidance which tells them how to make the most of all the tools and libraries at their disposal. The need to write a common code is eradicated so the developers can focus better on writing unique code. The components and tools offered through JetPack, paired with the guidance, can help accelerate the development and eliminate repetitive tasks. The developers will be able to build high-quality apps more easily.

Screen Recorder

The screen recorder function on the new Android Studio 3.2 allows you to capture a video of your screen, which can be supported by the audio output. The virtual scene camera can enable developers to imagine different scenarios for building an augmented reality app. This is based on AR Core platform. This feature will show the developers what the AR functions would look like in real life.

The New Assistant

The What’s New assistant with Google’s Android Studio 3.2 offers a new assistant panel that will automatically open up once the update is finished. It also provides you with all the important changes made in the IDE. The Assistant panel can be opened through the Help option.

CPU Recording

With its latest Studio, Google is providing the perk of recording the CPU with the aid of Debug API. The CPU recording starts automatically once the app is deployed. The CPU recording will start by using the Start Recording function. This is a method trace which also helps you to track system resources utilized by your app.

Wrap up

Above mentioned are some of the major features released in the Android Studio 3.2 Beta version. Other features might include Reference Tracking, ADB Connection Assistant, AMD Processor Support, Hyper V Support, R8 Optimizer etc. The new version offers several great features for the Android App Developers. There is a major focus on improving battery life and speeding the development time of an app. It will soon be available for download.

Keval Padia
Keval Padia is the founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.