Google has released Android Studio 4.0, adding a number of new features to the application development environment.
The most impressive of the upgrades is a complementary Motion Editor, an interface Android to create MotionLayout animations in applications. In previous versions Android Studio, developers had to manually create and modify XML composite files to design animations and characters.
The new motion processor creates XML files for developers, allowing them to create complex animations through a very simple interface.
Google has also added new ways to control the design of an application. There is an enhanced Layout Inspector, which displays a live preview of the application design in 3D and an upgraded layout validation, which gives an image of the user interface in multiple screen dimensions.
Further enhancements include a Build Analyzer that helps troubleshoot application builds, a redesigned CPU Profiler, and Java 8 APIs.