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Google released new update for Android Studio 4.2 IntelliJ platform

by Ashish

Android Studio 4.2 has been released and can be downloaded from the stable release channel. Google said that the focus of this version is to launch an upgraded IntelliJ platform and some new features.

Android Studio 4.2 includes all the main features and updates in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 2020.2, including a new version of the GitHub PR interface and a new centralized problem feedback window.

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In addition, Google provides a new application project upgrade assistant in Android Studio 4.2, which makes it easier to migrate projects and use the latest Android Gradle plug-in API.

With regard to Android Gradle plug-in 4.2, Google has made many significant changes with AGP 4.2. You can check the new changes below.

  • Implemented a brand new resource compiler to improve build performance, especially on Windows devices
  • Update the default Java programming language to version 8
  • Added support for APK v3 and APK v4 signature formats

At the same time, Google has also made a series of optimizations for existing features (such as Database Inspector, System Trace, SafeArgs support, Apply Changes, new project wizard, etc.).

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