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Download Android Studio 3.6 – Brings Split View, Improved Emulator

Google has launched Android Studio 3.6 which is available for direct download with this guide. Being in Preview stages before, stable Android Studio 3.6 is now accessible as a complete update for all. Replacing version 3.5, there are loads of new features which make it easy to develop apps and optimize code for Android. Be it split-view that lets developers view layouts and codes simultaneously on a single screen or the improved emulator that supports better Google Maps emulation, Android Studio 3.6 is a great update!

Focused on its core user-base which consists of app developers, latest Android Studio 3.6 makes strides towards improving the overall experience. It tries to simplifies the UI, includes improvements to code for faster performance and general maintenance. As emulator is integrated directly within Android Studio, it has been reworked and improved as well. Read all the changes right ahead.

Android Studio 3.6

Android Studio 3.6: What’s New?

Google has packaged in some exciting features with new Android Studio 3.6, here are some of the highlights:

Split view in design editors

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Design editors, such as the Layout Editor and Navigation Editor, now provide a Split view that enables you to see both the Design and Code views of your UI at the same time. Split view replaces and improves upon the earlier Preview window, and can be configured on a file-by-file basis to preserve context information like zoom factor and design view options, so you can choose the view that works best for each use case. To enable split view, click the Split icon in the top-right corner of the editor window.

IntelliJ Platform Update

Android Studio 3.6 includes the IntelliJ 2019.2 platform release. This IntelliJ release includes many improvements from a new services tool window to much improved startup times.

Android Emulator – Google Maps UI

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Android Emulator 29.2.12 includes a new way for app developers to interface with the emulated device location. We embedded the Google Maps user interface in the extended controls menu to make it easier to specify locations and also to construct routes from pairs of locations. Individual points can be saved and re-sent to the device as the virtual location, while routes can be generated through typing in addresses or clicking two points. These routes can be replayed in real time as locations along the route are sent to the guest OS.

Download Android Studio 3.6

Android Studio supports all major desktop operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux and also, Chrome OS), you can get downloads in other file options than listed below 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 3.6. We have listed system requirements according to each desktop platform below.

Windows:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • 4 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)
  • 4 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
  • 4 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 or more recommended
  • 4 GB of available disk space minimum
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Intel i5 or higher (U series or higher) recommended

Recommended devices:

  • Acer: Chromebook 13/Spin 13, Chromebox CXI3
  • Lenovo: Yoga C630 Chromebook
  • HP: Chromebook x360 14, Chromebox G2
  • Dell: Inspiron Chromebook 14
  • ASUS: Chromebox 3
  • ViewSonic: NMP660 Chromebox
  • CTL: Chromebox CBx1

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