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Google killing support for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

Google is ready to focus all its effort in the Android Studio IDE, so they are killing support for previous developer tools. Click through to get all the details!

Published onJune 27, 2015


Google’s Android Studio is all the hype in the app development community. This streamlined set of tools offers everything you need for developing Android apps, and it has been an amazing integrated development environment (IDE) since it was released last December.

Google has stabilized the IDE they announced all the way back in 2013, and now they feel ready to put all their efforts into Android Studio. Some eggs will be broken for this tasty omelette to be made, though. The Search Giant just announced they will be ending support for a couple other developing tools – the Eclipse Android Development Tools plugin and Android Ant build system.

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The changes will take effect at the end of 2015. Google will be migrating the rest of the standalone tools to Android Studio over the next few months, so the process shouldn’t take too long. Meanwhile, Google urges developers to download Android Studio and import their projects to the more sophisticated IDE.

“We are focused on Android Studio so that our team can deliver a great experience on a unified development environment. Android tools inside Eclipse will continue to live on in the open source community via the Eclipse Foundation.”

You can learn more about Android Studio by reading our first impressions. For now, just take your time and make the switch as soon as possible. Do we have any developers around? What do you guys think about Android Studio? Hit the comments below and share your thoughts!

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