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Download Android Studio 3.5 Beta: Brings Foldable Emulator, ChromeOS Support and more

At I/O 2019 keynote, Google, along with loads of other new releases, announced Android Studio 3.5 Beta. This latest iteration of Android Studio IDE brings in loads of optimizations and changes. For starters, Studio 3.5 is bringing with itself a new foldable emulator that lets developers test out new screen orientation with their apps. Also, for the first time, if you have a ChromeOS device, you can finally now run Android Studio on it which is a major new addition. Ahead, find download links for Android Studio 3.5 Beta for Windows, Mac, Linux, and also ChromeOS.

Android Studio has been Google’s dedicated IDE for Android app development. Being in its 3rd major iteration, the IDE has progressed massively and has become quite optimized. Before, it was quite resource intensive but now that is not the case. Further, emulator has been improved drastically, allowing developers to create apps without owning physical devices. For Android Studio 3.5 Beta, we will be discussing all the changes and new features ahead.

Android Studio 3.5 Beta

Android Studio 3.5 Beta New Features & Changes

From Android Studio 3.4, this iteration has a plethora of new features and improvements. Being a beta, however, it is still being developed.

System Health

  • Memory Settings
  • Memory Usage Report
  • Reduce Exceptions
  • User Interface Freezes
  • Build Speed
  • IDE Speed
  • Lint Code Analysis
  • I/O File Access
  • Emulator CPU Usage

Feature Polish

  • Apply Changes
  • Gradle Sync
  • Project Upgrades
  • Layout Editor
  • Data Binding
  • App Deployment
  • C++ Improvements
  • Intellij 2019.1 Platform Update
  • Conditional Delivery for Dynamic Feature Support
  • Emulator Foldables &  Pixel Device Support
  • Chrome OS Support

Foldable Emulator

It is interesting to see how Google has implemented a foldable emulator. In a push to bring more apps and better support for the new experimental form-factor, this emulator is a big step in the right direction. While current foldable smartphones are either too expensive or not available for purchase, this is a great thing for developers to start testing apps on.

Download Android Studio 3.5 Beta

You can get the latest Android Studio 3.5 Beta for different platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS) from the official download page.

You can also download directly from the following official links:

Need help with the installation of Android Studio? We have a complete tutorial that you can read: How to Set Up Android Studio on Computer.

System Requirements

These are the system requirements your computer should meet in order to run Android Studio 3.5. We have listed system requirements according to each desktop platform below.

Windows:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Mac:

  • Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.13 (macOS High Sierra)
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Linux:

  • GNOME or KDE desktopTested on Ubuntu® 14.04 LTS, Trusty Tahr (64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications)
  • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Chrome OS

  • 8 GB RAM minimum
  • 4 GB of available disk space minimum
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Intel i5 or higher (U series or higher)

Recommended devices:

  • Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 13
  • HP Chromebook x360
  • HP Chromebox G2
  • ASUS Chromebox CXI3

If you are looking to install Android Q on your computer, read: How to Set Up Android Q on Android Studio.

[Source: Android Developer Website]

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