Google Ships Android Studio 3.5

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Dev, Android with 1 Comment

Continuing its steady push to improve its Android developer environment, Google today released Android Studio 3.5. Unlike with previous releases, this version focuses on performance and product quality.

“Have you ever wished that Android Studio was faster, more performant, and more memory efficient?” Google’s Jamal Eason asks rhetorically. “If so, then download Android Studio 3.5 today. This stable version of Android Studio is a different kind of release where the Android Studio team took a step back from large feature work for eight months and instead focused on product quality to further accelerate your day-to-day app development.”

Google’s performance and reliability improvements were part of something it calls Project Marble. Rather than focusing on adding new features, Project Marble examined three core areas of Android Studio and its Android emulator—system health, feature polish, and bugs—and set about to make each as rock-solid as possible.

Google has a nice post explaining the work it did and the changes it made in Android Studio 3.5. There’s also a short video overview if you’re more visual. You can download Android Studio 3.5 from the Android Developer website. Or, if you’re already using Android Studio, you can update from there.

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One response to “Google Ships Android Studio 3.5”

  1. nicholas_kathrein

    Great! From what I hear it really needed it.