Android Studio 3.0 Released With Kotlin Support, Java 8 Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 25 October 2017 at 02:03 PM EDT. 20 Comments
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Google today has pushed out Android Studio 3.0 as the latest stable release of this integrated development environment for their mobile operating system.

The features don't come as a surprise but include official support for the Kotlin programming language, support for more Java 8 language features, an adaptive icon wizard, support for XML fonts and downloadable fonts, support for Android Things IoT platform, Instant App support, build speed improvements, usage of Google's Maven repository by default, updated emulator support, OpenGL ES 3.0 support within the Android Emulator, APK debugging improvements, and various tooling improvements to help performance optimizations.


More details on the mass amount of new features and changes found in Android Studio 3.0 can be found via the Android Developer's blog.
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