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Google launches Android Studio 3.2 with App Bundle support, Energy Profiler and Emulator Snapshots

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Google today launched Android Studio 3.2 the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE) with over 20 new features including Android App Bundle, Energy Profiler, and Android Emulator Snapshots. and You can download the new version for Windows, Mac, and Linux now directly from developer.android.com/studio.

What new in Android Studio 3.2

Android App Bundle
With Android App Bundle the new app publishing format you can delegate smaller APKs to your users and reduce the download size of your app. Google Play new app serving model called Dynamic Delivery processes your app bundle to generate and serve optimized APKs for each users device configuration so they download only the code and support they need to run your app.

Energy Profiler
Battery life is one of the key concerns of users so it is important to check the energy consumption done by your app. Energy Profiler helps you find where your app is using more energy than necessary You can now visualize the estimated energy usage of system components, plus inspect background events that may contribute to battery drain. To use the energy profiler secure you are connected to an Android device or emulator running Android 8.0 Oreo (API 26) or higher.

Slices support
Slices are UI templates that can be used to display rich dynamic, and interactive content from your app in the Google Search suggestions and Google Assistant to help you extend your app with the new Slice Provider APIs as well as new lint checks to ensure that you are following best practices. To use right-click on a project folder and navigate to New/Other/Slice Provider.

Sample data
his feature allows you to use placeholder data to aid in the design of your app helping you visualize layouts that depend on runtime data.

IntelliJ Platform and Kotlin update
Android Studio 3.2 comes with IntelliJ 2018.1.6 platform release and Kotlin 1.2.61. Many improvements to Kotlin 1.2.61 brings support for the Kotlin friendly Android 9 Pie SDK.data to flow analysis debugging and new inspections have been added to this release of IntelliJ

Emulator Snapshots
With the latest Android Emulator, you can create a snapshot of the current state of your emulator and boot up and switch into any snapshot in under 2 seconds. In Android Studio 3.2 Android Snapshots are even faster to save and load due to underlying speed enhancements.

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Emulator Snapshots

Microsoft Hyper-V and AMD processor support
You can now run the Android Emulator on Windows 10 computers that have HyperV enabled. Intel HAXM is still the default hypervisor for the fastest Android Emulator experience.AMD processors are now supported by the Android Emulator on Windows 10. Previously running the Android Emulator was limited to slow software emulation when running Windows but developers who have an AMD processor can now have hardware accelerated performance.

Screen Record in Android Emulator
You can now record both screen and audio on any Android API level with the new screen record feature in the Android Emulator.you can now perform screen and audio recording on any Android API and save this recording to a WebM or animated GIF file. You can enable this feature via the Android Emulator Extended Controls panel, command line or from Android Studio.

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