Android Studio includes everything you need to build Android apps. It is the official IDE for Android development. Ahead of the Google I/O 2022, the tech giant has updated its official Android programming IDE: Android Studio Chipmunk 2021.2.1.
Android Studio Chipmunk brings three new options for programmers along with several other changes as listed below.
Compose Animation Preview
This function is for the Jetpack Compose developers, the code-based interface builder. It will allow them to inspect and debug, or simply preview their animations created with Compose. Currently, it supports AnimatedVisibility and updateTransition, while more animation types will be added in the future.
Android Studio Chipmunk will allow builders to find the actual cause of jank information or faults, including its types and other details. This information will be available while using Android Emulator or physical devices with API level 31 i.e, Android 12.
Build Analyzer enhancements
In Chipmunk, there’s a new Jetifier check-in Build Analyzer that will inform you if you can delete the Jetifier flag from a launch to enhance efficiency.
The Jetifier flag was designed to port third-party libraries to use AndroidX and other major Android Studio projects. However, the library ecosystem begins to help AndroidX natively, turning it into a consumable. Disabling the flag will approximately save 5-10% on build times.
IntelliJ Platform Update
The IntelliJ 2021.2 platform is a major release for Android Studio Chipmunk. It inherits new features like project-wide evaluation, a new powerful Package Search UI, IDE actions enhancements to speed up your workflow, and other numerous fixes and enhancements.
In a nutshell, Android Studio Chipmunk improves the quality, performance, and stability of the IDE, and packs all new features as well. Tap on the button below and try it now!