After two years of development, Google today released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download the right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site.

Google first announced Android Studio, built on the popular IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE, at its I/O Developer conference in May 2013. The company’s pitch was very simple: this is an IDE built specifically for Android developers.

At the time, Google promised Android Studio would make developers “faster and more productive,” and called it a replacement for Eclipse. In fact, the company has a list of migration steps just for Eclipse users.
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