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PSA: Android Studio 2.0 enters beta channel as it nears release

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Announced at the Android Dev Summit in November, Android Studio 2.0 is nearing final release. The IDE’s marquee feature is known as “Instant Run” and has been in preview since then. In anticipation of its final release, developers can download a beta version of the app now.

With Instant Run, developers can see changes they make to their app’s code reflected near instantaneously on their device or in an emulator. Additionally, a brand new emulator sports a refreshed interface that supports multi-touch gestures and has new rotation controls. Google touts that the emulator runs faster than most real devices.

Other features include the ability to build in App Indexing into your project. Developers can now test and validate URL links from within the IDE. App Indexing is part of a big push, among others, by Google to stay relevant on mobile. The beta should be relatively bug free and has near stable release quality. Those using Android Studio in the beta channel can check for updates now.

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