Google provides regular updates to Android Studio, the SDK, and other components that you use to build your apps. There are a number of update channels. By default you'll use the "stable" channel, which will only offer components that have been fully tested and are ready for production use. You can also choose the "beta" or "canary" channels, which provide earlier access to software before it's fully tested.
- [Narrator] Before you create your first project,…it's a good idea to make sure your copy of Android Studio…is completely up to date.…You can manage the update process by going to the menu…in the welcome screen and choosing Configure…and then choose Check For Update.…After reading certain files over the web,…you'll see a dialog.…If you have the latest version already installed,…you'll see a message to that effect,…otherwise you'll see an offer to download…and install the latest updates.…You can configure how the updates work…by clicking on the Updates link in this dialog.…
There are a few different channels that you can watch.…By default, you're watching what's called…the Stable Channel.…These are releases of the software in the SDK components…that have been fully tested and are considered…ready for production use.…If you want to see more recent versions,…you can choose one of the other channels.…For example, the Canary Channel is updated almost weekly…and sometimes even more often than that.…It will offer you updates to Android Studio…
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating your first Android Studio project
- Managing profile files, including Gradle scripts and support libraries
- Defining screens with activities
- Implementing designs in XML layouts