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If you care about how long your builds take, you'll care about Android Studio 2.0.

Here's all the reasons to try the Android Studio 2.0 Beta -- compressed into 6mins of live demos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxx3Fn7EowU
 
Android Studio 2.0 in now available in Beta!

Android Studio 2.0 is focused on build performance and emulator speed to improve the app development experience. With brand new features like Instant Run which enables you to quickly edit and view code changes, or the new & faster Android emulator:

http://goo.gl/x95sOz
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Yes, the new emulator is absolutely a delight! Especially launching directly onto a Wear emulator is so delightfully fast, and the whole thing is just so darned snappy.

I've got to say that I've been having troubles with resources getting jumbled up with instant run disabled (intermediate builds): dimensions are mixed up if I change one, and I occasionally get crashes on missing resource IDs. Only a full rebuild fixes it.

I know full well this isn't the place for support, but it's difficult to reproduce and was wondering if it's a known issue with the 2.0.0 gradle tools?
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Hey! You know that cool undocumented Android API you found and are using in your app via reflection? Please stop. It will break and you will be very sad.
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+Reto Meier +Chris Banes Many of your APIs are public and hidden for more than 6 years now! (like already mentioned: BluetoothDevice.removeBond()) When will You "trust it to be final"? No, Chris - I think that the true reason for this matter is that you guys really don't have time to handle everything what's going on in Android API - and  I can understand that. Just don't blame devs when they do use eflection to override your lack of time (and decision). Our clients won't wait untill Google team will decide whether particular API is final or not.
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I saw a giant bottle of wood glue at the hardware store while buying paint. I thought to myself,  "I should grab that. I need more adhesive."

I may be playing too much #Fallout4
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"too much" what is this "too much" you speak of?
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In just a few hours I'll be hosting a Fireside Chat with the Android Studio team. With Studio 2.0 just announced, and InstantRun unveiled, there must be questions you want answered, right? Leave 'em here and I'll ask them on stage today.
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The new emulator should also be faster thanks to multicore support
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The lid has been lifted! Check out the first of the box contents to be revealed -- Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run!

Check out the Android Dev Summit keynote stream for lots more details and perhaps even some more surprises drawn from the depths of the mystery box:
https://androiddevsummit.withgoogle.com/stream

(Like all good mystery boxes it's a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside)
 
Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run

One the most requested features we receive is to make app builds and deployment faster in Android Studio. Today at the Android Developer Summit, we’re announcing a preview of Android Studio 2.0 featuring Instant Run that will dramatically improve your development workflow.

Check out the Android Developer Summit Keynote, and watch the Android Studio sessions streamed live from the event for more details.

Android Studio 2.0 is available now in the canary release channel, so we can get your feedback — so let us know what you think!

http://goo.gl/zCpxFb
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Great! We have lost hours waiting for the application to be deployed in my team since we have moved from eclipse to android studio!

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I’ll be hosting a fireside chat with them next Tuesday as part of the Android Dev Summit: What questions would you like me to ask them?

So excited to be advocating on behalf of Android Studio and their wonderful team! They're seriously passionate about hearing from their users.
 
Welcome to Android Tool Time, a new video series where +Reto Meier will explore the world of Android Developer Tools

He’ll focus on Android Studio, checking out new tools, undiscovered features, protips, and expert advice directly from the Android Studio team — and of course he’ll go in depth into each new release of Android Studio.

Subscribe to the Android Tool Time playlist on the Android Developer YouTube channel to get each new episode as it launches.

And tune in to the Android Dev Summit on Monday to learn just what, exactly, is in that box.

Watch: https://goo.gl/h2qxtw
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+Reto Meier​ Why is it that when there's a new Android Studio version, the build breaks? Typically, the gradle classpath and buildToolsVersion params in the build.gradle files. Clicking the provided fix links don't work reliably. 
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Paris is my favorite city.

I was lucky enough to visit for the first time in 2006, and have been back a couple of times for work. It's an amazing place -- featuring incredible architecture and some of the finest food and culture in the world. But the biggest impression was left by the people.

The patient lady at the patisserie helping me (slowly) translate the price of my pastries, the welcoming Android developers, or the cheerful crepe sellers -- everyone was friendly and helpful.

The news from Paris is shocking and horrible; but the stories of the strength and kindness of the people of Paris is no surprise at all. I can't wait to return to this wonderful city.

My thoughts are with the wonderful people of Paris, and everyone effected by the tragic events there.

Vive la France; Paris, je t'aime.
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How nice place
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Do you download the first new Android Studio canary and then never look at it again? How often do you update stable? Did you know you can have two independent Android Studio installations? So you can play with each new canary and keep stable stable!

What’s your approach to trying / testing preview releases and updating your stable development environment?

https://medium.com/google-developers/how-often-should-you-update-android-studio-db25785c488e#.9zdwn6r1z
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I run canary at work with our business apps and at home with my personal apps. Once in awhile I hit some buggy behavior but it's usually fixed pretty fast and it is easy to work around. 
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Have you had a chance to play with the new emulator? What do you think?
 
Android Studio 2.0 Emulator

Try out an early preview of the new Android Emulator in Android Studio 2.0 today!

The new emulator features significant speed and performance improvements, a brand new user interface to make the emulator easy to use, and comes with the new version of ADB for faster APK installation and file transfers to the emulator.

#AndroidStudio

http://goo.gl/ly2iLf
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when it come with stable release? 
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BEHOLD! 2.5 minutes of our eight week old foster kittens frolicking and playing.

Consider it an offering to offset the volume of videos I've posted recently featuring me talking about Android. Enjoy.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/ov4ZIVW5EDE
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Happy Caturday
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Hmmm. A mysterious Android Studio box... What could it contain? When might it's secrets be revealed? If only there was an Android Developer event happening soon -- like an Android Dev Summit or something...

https://androiddevsummit.withgoogle.com/

Android 1.5 Blog Post: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2015/11/android-studio-15.html

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKU-wmTAPdc
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Did anyone find what's in the box?
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Our own personal kitten cafe!
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+Doug Stevenson I asked her about it -- she says it seems a bit overblown. She's less convinced about a sugar cookie shaped like a turkey though.
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  • University of Western Australia
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
  • Duncraig Senior High
    1991 - 1995
  • Sorrento Primary
    1984 - 1990
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Geek, Googler, author, and Developer Advocate
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I the manage the Scalable Developer Advocacy team as part of Google's Developer Relations organization, and I wrote Professional Android 4 Application Development.

I'm currently living in Los Altos California, but I'm from Perth Western Australia originally and spent 6 years living and working in London.
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Scalable Developer Advocacy team lead and author
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    Head of Scalable Developer Advocacy, 2009 - present
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    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2009
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    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2005
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    2004 - 2005
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