Android Studio 2.0 brings Instant Run, buttery fast app emulation
Have you ever made an app? Do you still make them? We salute you — you make the mobile ecosystem a bright place. Of course, it’s toiling and repetitive labor in crafting, then testing, then bugfixing, then testing the app again, then publishing and then perpetually testing, updating, etc., etc. Maybe Google can do a little bit to lighten the load for those devs and its attempt has come in the form of Android Studio 2.0.
The headline feature is the official deployment of Instant Run, a toolbar that can instantly implement many code changes without interrupting an active run and requiring a re-deploy and re-install. Instant Run, when used in tandem with the Android Emulator — now three times faster in CPU, RAM and I/O and ten times faster pushing ADB. The interface has been cleaned up with drag-and-drop APK runs and variable window adjustments and gestures.
- The Cloud Test Lab – You can push out your app to physical testing devices at Google.
- App Indexing API – The Google App Indexing service can help you tag URLs to your apps.
- GPU Debugger Preview – With frame-by-frame render and debug inspection.
Developer platforms are developing and if you are too, go at it.