It’s been four months since Android 3.2 was announced. It rolled out with Android 9 and with all the changes the Pie has received the past months, it’s about time the Android development team introduces the improvements to Android Studio. We’re now at 3.3 and it’s already a stable release. The devs have pushed for quality and refinement so you can expect this one is ready to help you with all your development and productivity needs. Hundreds of bugs have been crushed while Navigation Editor support has been added recently.
A number of functions are said to be faster including storing snapshots for the Android emulator. Other improvements include those in the project wizard, C++ code lint inspections, and Java compilation when using annotation processors. Of course, performance profilers’ usability fixes are also evident.
As a result of Project Marble, the Android Studio 3.3 delivers quality on all of the fundamentals and user-facing features that matter in app development. The Integrated Development Environment (IDE) flows are more solid and refined with fewer bugs, leaks, and crashes.
Android Studio 3.3 is definitely a stable release. You can download it now from the stable channel with major changes on the Navigation Editor, IntelliJ Platform (new previews included), Kotlin Update, New Project Wizard update, deletion of unused IDE Directories, and IDE User Feedback.
When it comes to the building department, Android Studio brings a better incremental Java compilation when using annotation processor, lazy task configuration, and single-variant project sync.
Notice the following optimizations on profiler performance, memory profiler, network profiler, and CPU profiler. On the testing side, check the Multiple Emulator AVD instance Launch, improved Emulator Snapshot Save Speed, and the Android 9 Pie Emulator System Images.
SOURCE: Android Developers Blog