Android Studio 3.0 now supports Kotlin; other new features



Google had recently endorsed Kotlin for Android app development, allowing developers to add the language to their project; they can also create a Kotlin-enabled project using the Project Wizard.

And developers can add Kotlin to a project using the conversion tool found in the Android Studio IDE via the menu sequence Code > Convert Java File to Kotlin File.

While Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on Android, with world-class performance tool, including: code editing, debugging, a flexible build system, and an instant build/deploy system allowing developers to focus on building unique and quality apps.

Android Studio 3.0 now offers these new capabilities: Support of Java 8 language, and Support the JetBrains IntelliJ Idea 2017.1 IDE, with capabilities such as Java 8 refactoring and enhanced version control search.

Also Android Profiler has replaced Android Monitor, and serve to help debug performance problems.

The app bug reporter in Android Emulator is to help document bugs, and Android Emulator supports the OpenGL ES 3.0 advanced graphics standard. And Emulator system images for Android Oreo now include the Google Play store, to enable testing of apps with Google Play.

APK files optimization through the APK Analyzer has been fitted with additional enhancements, and arbitrary APKs can be debugged as well.

The Android Studio 3.0 is now available for download from the Android Studio website.
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