Android Studio is the primary gateway to the growth of Android apps, for better or worse, but it is not known to be particularly quick or to work well on lower-end pcs. For Android Studio 3.5, Google has spent eight months working on bug fixes and performance enhancements almost solely, with Chrome OS support being one of the only new features.
While most latest variants of Android Studio focused on shipping fresh characteristics to enhance the life of developers, according to the announcement article, Android Studio 3.5 is distinct. The team started an effort called “Project Marble” eight months ago, shifting focus from new features to polishing and “product quality.” Everything the team worked on for Project Marble was based on developer feedback and information reported using opt-in usage statistics from Android Studio.
You will find that Android Studio can now detect some common issues on your computer that may slow down your development, such as RAM settings or a poorly configured anti-virus, for surface level changes. Developers should also realize that typing in an XML file is far more responsive than before. Android Studio 3.5 also comes with less noticeable changes under the hood, such as quicker builds and a boost to the recent platform update from IntelliJ.
Project Marble’s performance and memory enhancements will surely also go a long way towards making Android Studio run well on its newest platform— Chrome OS! Google produced it easy to download and install Android Studio on Chromebooks, using the latest support for Linux applications from Chrome OS, as you may remember, back at Google I / O.
At the time, this was based on Android Studio 3.5’s early, pre-release version. All future stable versions of Android Studio will be available for Chrome OS with the stable release of Android Studio 3.5.