Android Studio 2.3 released with new App Link Assistant, copy & paste text support

Android Studio 2.3 released with new App Link Assistant, copy & paste text support
Google recently launched a new version of Android Studio, so those who create apps for its mobile platform will be pleased to know that there are plenty of improvements to benefit from in this release.

The new Android Studio 2.3 focuses on improvements across the IDE. Among the features that have been updated in this release, Google mentions the WebP support for app images, as well as the ConstraintLayout library support and widget palette in the Layout Editor.

Furthermore, Google added a new App Link Assistant, which should help developers build and get a solid view of their URIs in their applications. Also, Android devs can now take advantage of the updated run buttons for a smoother Instant Run experience.



Last but not least, Google brings proper copy & paste text support for those who test their applications with the Android Emulator. This particular feature has been added back by popular demand, and it's now working with x86 Google API Emulator system images API Level 19 (Android 4.4 KitKat) and higher.

There are a lot more changes included in this release, such as the option to search for material icon wizard, instant run UI change, build cache and others, so make so to check the link below for in-depth details on Android Studio 2.3.

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6 Comments

1. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

2.3 GingerStudio

2. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I bet it still needs 2x in CPU and 64 GB of RAM and SSD to run smoothly. Google should seriously ditch Java, FFS

3. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Do you understand coding or you just like to comment for the sake of it? Java is far from dead. I don't code android Apps but java is really smooth to use and is doing great in the programs I use!

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Java isn't dead but it definitely should be

5. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Ooooooo...and why is that?

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its not java that is slow. Those tge use eclipse should know that. Its Google Android Studio that is a memory hog! Hopefully it will get better. Its you dislike java you could always code in C++ . Its official supported by Google. There plenty of tutorials available in the web.

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