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Android Studio Arctic Fox Canary 15 available

Android Studio - Arctic Fox | 2020.3.1 Canary 15 is now available in the Canary and Dev channels.

If you already have an Android Studio build on the Canary or Dev channel, you can get the update by clicking Help > Check for Update (or Android Studio > Check for Updates on macOS). Otherwise, you can download here.




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Apple Silicon Support
Android Studio Arctic Fox Canary 15 contains preliminary support for Apple Silicon (arm64). This version of Android Studio for this platform is still under active development, but we wanted to get a functional version out to the app developer community to get feedback. On top of the Intellij build, design tools work, and the Android Emulator works with API 30 and API S Developer Preview emulator system images.



To use it, you need to download from: https://developer.android.com/studio/archive and look for Mac (Apple Silicon), and you need to use Gradle 6.9-rc1+ . Below are known issues:



Known Issues:

  • The incremental update patcher does not work in Canary 15. Meaning to move to the next preview version, you will need to download a fresh new copy. The update should be fixed in future releases. 

  • The app inspectors (e.g. database inspects, layout inspects, etc), do not launch. We plan to fix this in the next release. There is a workaround posted here if you need these tools. 

  • Clangd still needs a conversion to a universal binary, and consequently building a C++ development does not work. We have a plan to fix these in subsequent releases.

  • SDK Manager filters out some packages with native libraries (eg. NDK Side-by-Side, CMake)

  • There are several SDK packages (e.g. build-tools & platform-tools) that are currently only available as x86_64 architecture binaries

  • The NDK is currently only available with x86_64 architecture binaires.

  • In the Android Emulator the location Extended Controls does not use the Google Maps interface.

  • When closing the Android Emulator, it sometimes re-prompts  you to save a snapshot even though you have the setting saved. 

  • The Android Emulator only works with API 30 and API S Developer Preview emulator system images.

  • The Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager recommends the correct arm64 compatible emulator system images, but has an extraneous red error message suggesting to use x86 system images. 


If you have other bugs or issues not listed above, please file them on the Android Studio bug tracker.



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General fixes and features


This update includes fixes for the following issues:


Android Gradle Plugin
AVD Manager
  • Issue#181721334: Last column gets very narrow when the window width is reduced

Build Output

Build Variants
  • Issue#184824343: Switching cached variants does not work correctly for Kotlin/Kapt
  • Issue#159670261: AS 4.1+ In BuildVariants window project name takes all visible space
  • Issue#184826517: Project structure does not match after switching variants and reopening

C++ Build
Database Inspector

Databinding
  • Issue#123260053: Data binding gets into StackOverflow for expressions with incorrect signature
Indexing
  • Issue#185562147: 4.1 to 4.2 upgrade causes unresolved symbols when using default JDKs
Import/Sync
  • Issue#168452472: Remove .single_variant sync snapshots
  • Issue#184929721: Build failure not easily linked with dependency which needs to be updated
  • Issue#175741233: Library Module breaks when referencing a library module folder from within app's build.gradle
Lint
  • Issue#185057615: Lint does not work with Apple silicon on 7.0.0 builds
  • Issue#184760951: The lint detector com.android.tools.lint.checks.OverdrawDetector called context.getMainProject() during module analysis
  • Issue#67156629: ProGuard files are not checked by lint fromGradle
  • Issue#184875536: lint fails to detect target SDK checks in operator functions
  • Issue#183625575: Lint tasks doesn't output errors anymore
  • Issue#118866569: Release build error following instructions to exclude shared preferences file from full backup
  • Issue#185057616: UnusedResourceDetector fails on 7.0.0-alpha14
Logcat
Project Structure
  • Issue#184660150: Project Structure dialog in AndroidStudio is unable to display modules that aren't included as text in settings.gradle
  • Issue#172359745: Project Structure > Suggestions stuck on Loading...
Updater

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from Android Studio Release Updates https://androidstudio.googleblog.com/2021/04/android-studio-arctic-fox-canary-15.html

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