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Download Android Studio IDE For Windows, OS X And Linux

First day of Google I/O is officially over and a lot of great announcements were made, and some of those announcements were strictly focused towards Android developers. One of the biggest announcements from Google out of the first day of the keynote has been the brand new development environment, called Android Studio.

The key highlights of the new tool are as follows, as outlined by Google themselves:
  • Gradle-based build support.
  • Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
  • Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
  • A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.

Devs can upload what they need translating and then choose from a range of various translation services without having to go out to the big wide world to find someone to do the work for them. Translation is one of the many headaches for developers pushing their apps worldwide, so this will be a welcome addition for many.

You can download Android Studio IDE from here, and is available for Windows, OS X and Linux. Bear in mind that it’s an early access preview, hence there might be a little rough edges. They will be removed as time progresses, of course.