Google is trying to take everything in to its control when it comes to Android and the related developments. As of now, Google is saying to quit Eclipse and asking the developers to move to Android Studio. What does this mean and what it will do to Android application development? Here is something that gives you a clear idea about the Google’s statement.
To build Android applications, Eclipse IDE uses a plug-in called Android Development Tool (ADT). It offers the capabilities to let the developers to move with a sorted freedom so they can setup a new Android project and also to edit and analyze the bugs (basically debugging). Like Eclipse IDE, this ADT is also a open source plug-in which can be downloaded and used for free. For a period of time Eclipse ADT was the official kit for developing Android projects until the launch of the Google’s very own Android Studio.
At Google I/O 2013, Google announced the launch of its very own ADK “Android Studio 1.0”. Since then the kit has revamped many times and still in the process of improving its features to increase performance. Google announced this machine as the official IDE for Android development. Also, they broadcasted to every developer to migrate their projects from Eclipse to Android Studio in order to gain the benefits of the latest IDE updates.
Based on IntelliJ Community Edition, the Android Studio has the following features which make it the next big thing.
The system allows the developer to generate multiple APKs for release or debug and also for free or paid app
After Google’s announcement, many developers have planned to move their Android projects to the Android Studio platform. Here are some things which you have to consider before migrating from Eclipse to Android Studio.
Like Chrome, Google has given a path for Android Studio – Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary. With this, the developer can easily see the future of the Android Studio development updates. Android Studio development kit is available for download on Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.9, Windows 8/7/Vista/2003 32 or 64-bit and Linux.