Android Studio is better than ever
August 03, 2020

Android Studio is better than ever

Aleksei Jegorov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Android Studio

I use Android Studio every day and it helps me a lot to develop native Android applications on Java or Kotlin languages. Our company has different customers, we create applications by request. Company has different departments, mobile is one of them. To be honest, Java language is no longer popular for native applications, Kotlin sits in first place, but Android Studio supports both of them. Android Studio contains every feature developers want or would expect, because product has reached the 4th version.
  • Supports Gradle instead of Maven.
  • Debug mode is excellent.
  • Android Studio is not the unique product for Android development. IntelliJ IDEA is good for it too.
  • It is open source software.
  • No need to pay, free of charge product.
  • It supports big community of other android developers.
  • Provide Java to Kotlin code auto translation.
  • Cold start. We need some time to open Android Studio.
  • It requires a lot of memory for reliable work and powerful processor, for example in case of work with layout editor...
  • First build could take a minutes, second build of the same application will be fast.
  • It helps to invent, create and (unit) test applications. It forced me to learn Kotlin language.
  • It falls down very rarely. Quite stable application.
Eclipse, MyEclipse, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate.

Android Studio updates quite often, new features and fixes never stop. They have a big community of developers, so many forums and blogs. A lot of people participate and support.

Do you think Android Studio delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Android Studio's feature set?

Yes

Did Android Studio live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Android Studio go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Android Studio again?

Yes

Android Studio is intended to be used for creation of Android applications. It could be based on Java, Kotlin or Flutter/Dart languages.
In case of usual Java back-end, use JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA or Eclipse.