Android Studio 3.2 Beta 5 out, with updated Protobuf Gradle plugin

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A good news for Android developers; Android Studio 3.2 Beta 5 is now available and ready for download. This is the latest beta channel preview version.

Android Studio is Android’s official IDE, which is purpose-built for Android. It helps in accelerating application development and helps in building the highest-quality apps for every Android device.

Read Also:  What is Android Studio and how does it differ from other IDEs?

The last major release was Android 3.1.0 released in March 2018. The current stable version available is Android Studio 3.1.3. The latest Canary channel preview version is Android Studio 3.3 Canary 3. The Canary build allows one to experience latest features which are lightly tested as compared to the apps in the Beta build.

What’s new in the Android Studio 3.2 Beta 5 update?

Change in behaviour

This version update now includes a minimum Protobuf Gradle plugin version of 0.8.6. This Gradle plugin compiles Protocol Buffer (aka. Protobuf) definition files (*.proto) in any project.

Apart from this change, some bug fixes in this Beta 5 version include:

  • Translations Editor rows are now aligned properly after scrolling
  • Running another project using GradleBuild was causing java.lang.IllegalMonitorStateException: attempt to unlock read lock, not locked by current thread. This bug has now been fixed.
  • Layout styles which were improperly requiring API level 17 instead of 15 are now fixed.
  • Android Studio that was not properly navigating to certain styles with error message: “Cannot find declaration to go to” has been fixed.
  • Linter is now properly resolving some API level values.

Read more this update on Android Studio Developer page

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