The latest preview build of Google’s Android Studio 2.0 adds a number of improvements to the development platform.
A new Instant Run feature lets developers see changes they’re making to apps on Android devices in near real-time. Deployment speeds have also been sped up somewhere between 2 and 2.5 times faster than previous Android Studio builds. This means that once Android Studio 2.0 gets a wider public release, we will likely see app updates pushed out at a faster clip.
With the new GPU Profiler, developers can test how apps and games will run on a variety of hardware speeds and screen sizes, something that will make deploying to developing markets considerably easier.
This is the first update to Android studio since its full release in December of last year. The update is available in early preview form on Google’s Android developer blog through the company’s Canary Channel. Google intends to give developers an overview of Android Studio 2.0’s new features this year’s Android Developer Summit.