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Android Studio 4.2 Beta 4 available

Android Studio 4.2 Beta 4 is now available in the Beta channel.

If you have Android Studio set up to receive updates on the Beta channel, you can get the update by choosing Help > Check for Updates (Android Studio > Check for Updates on macOS). Otherwise, you can download it here.

For information on new features and changes in all preview builds of Android Studio 4.2, see the Android Studio Preview release notes. For details of bugs fixed in each preview release, see previous entries on this blog.

We greatly appreciate your bug reports, which help us to make Android Studio better. If you encounter a problem, let us know by reporting a bug. Note that you can also vote for an existing issue to indicate that you are also affected by it.

New Gradle property: android.native.buildOutput

To reduce clutter in build output, AGP 4.2 filters messages from native builds that use CMake and ndk-build, displaying only C/C++ compiler output by default. Previously, a line of output was generated for every file that was built, resulting in a large quantity of informational messages.

For usage information, see the release notes.

General Fixes

Android App Bundles
  • Issue #171462060: [AGP 4.1.0] ./gradlew app:installDebugAndroidTest incorrectly tries to fetch APK from App Bundle
Android Gradle Plugin
  • Issue #174839536: ConnectedAndroidTest still run even there is no test files with Gradle Plugin 7.0.0-alpha02
  • Issue #176998942: Exception while trying to import/sync project in AS 4.2 b3 with Gradle source dependency. 4.1.1 passes.
  • Issue #169266007: issues related with android.defaultConfig.ndk.debugSymbolLevel
  • Issue #175718909: After upgrad NDK to 22, AGP-externalNativeBuild error
IntelliJ Lint
  • Issue #170656529: [AGP 4.1] lint module being evaluated in improper context
  • Issue #175741231: Bug: choosing Lint quick-fix for conversion to WEBP, its dialog gets stuck, hard to even close it
Upgrade Assistant
  • Issue #174793640: Arctic Fox Canary 2: Android Gradle Plugin Upgrade Assistant is upgrading kotlin gradle plugin to the wrong value

from Android Studio Release Updates https://androidstudio.googleblog.com/2021/01/android-studio-42-beta-4-available.html

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