Android Studio 3.6 Stable Released

The stable release of Android Studio 3.6 features a new way to fastly design, develop and preview app layouts using XML, with a new Split View in the design editors.

Recently, Microsoft announced Android Studio 3.6 stable release, which comes with a targeted set of features addressing quality in primarily code editing and debugging use cases.
 
This is the first release after the end of company's Project Marble, which was focused on making the fundamental features and flows of the IDE rock-solid. 
 
Android Studio 3.6 features a new way to quickly design, develop and preview app layouts using XML, with a new Split View in the design editors. Also, now, you no longer have to manually type in GPS coordinates to test location with your app as the company has embedded Google Maps right into the Android Emulator extended control panel.
 
With Android Studio 3.6, it is now easier to optimize your app and find bugs with automatic memory leak detection for Fragments and Activities.
 
The new release includes these new augmentations & features:
 
Design
  • Split View in Design Editors
  • Color Picker Resource Tab
 Develop
  • View binding
  • Android NDK support updates
  • IntelliJ Platform Update
  • Add classes with Apply Changes
 Build
  • Android Gradle Plugin (AGP) Updates
  • New packaging tool
 Test
  • Android Emulator Google Maps UI
  • Multi-display support
  • Resumable SDK downloads
  • In-place updates for imported APKs
 Optimize
  • Leak detection in Memory Profiler
  • Deobfuscate class and method bytecode in APK Analyzer
  • Attach Kotlin sources to imported APKs
You can watch the below video to learn more about new features in Android Studio 3.6.