Google has launched its first development environment dedicated to its Mobile platform Android!
Version 0.1.x is there at the moment of this writing and good news it’s absolutely free :)
If you are already familiar with Eclipse environment and developing Android Apps, then you should feel comfortable with Android Studio quite rapidly. Some cool things about it:
- It is powered by IteliJ IDEA a pretty slick IDE from JetBrains
- You can export your existing Eclipse project, to be done directly via Eclipse with the Android Plug-in: see migrate from Eclipse
- It already has pretty much all you need to develop and test Android apps, including an emulator and even an x86 version of it, which is very handy to improve performances while testing your program
- It is running on Mac, Linux and Windows, so no excuses for not trying it!
Here are couple of issues you may have while setting up your first project: