Android Studio

Today, at Google I/O, Android Studio was announced by Google as the main supported development platform for Android – moving away from Eclipse, to IntelliJ.

This is pretty big news and a major nail in Eclipse’s coffin – I have moved away from Eclipse around a year ago, after more than 10 years of unwavering support: the shenaningans around the 4.x release, the unbearable slowness and the complete idiocy of p2’s “plugin install hell” made it a no-brainer.

Staff at IntelliJ have confirmed that Android Studio must be downloaded and installed from site, and (for now, at least) does not come integrated with IntelliJ 12.

More info about IntelliJ and Android Studio.


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