Android Studio 2.1 (April 2016)
The primary changes in this update provide support for development with the
Android N Preview.
<p><b>2.1.3 (August 2016)</b>
This update adds compatibility with Gradle 2.14.1, which includes performance
improvements, new features, and an important <a href=
class="external-link">security fix</a>. For more details, see the <a href=
By default, new projects in Android Studio 2.1.3 use Gradle 2.14.1. For
existing projects, the IDE prompts you to upgrade to Gradle 2.14.1 and
<a href="/studio/releases/gradle-plugin.html#revisions">Android plugin
for Gradle 2.1.3</a>, which is required when using Gradle 2.14.1 and
2.1.2 (June 2016)
This update includes a number of small changes and bug fixes:
- Instant Run updates and bug fixes.
- Improvements to LLDB performance and crash notifications.
- Fixed a regression in the Android Studio 2.1.1 security update that
git rebase to fail.
2.1.1 (May 2016)
Security release update.
The Android N platform adds support for Java 8 language features, which
require a new experimental compiler called Jack. The latest version of Jack is
currently supported only in Android Studio 2.1. So if you want to use Java 8
language features, you need to use Android Studio 2.1 to build your app.
Note: Instant Run
is disabled when you enable the Jack compiler because they currently are not
Although Android Studio 2.1 is now stable, the Jack compiler is still
experimental and you must enable it with the
property in your
Other than the changes to support the N Preview, Android Studio 2.1
includes minor bug fixes and the following enhancements:
- The Java-aware C++ debugger is now enabled by default when you're
using an N device or emulator and select Native debugger mode
(in the Debugger tab for your run/debug configuration).
For other build enhancements, including incremental Java compilation
and dexing-in-process,update your Android plugin for
Gradle to version 2.1.0.
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