Till recently Eclipse was Google’s recommended and official Android development environment. Android Studio is the latest IDE developed by Google based on IntellliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. So like iOS and Windows phone environment, Android now has its own IDE to build apps.
Some of the features of Android studio are:
- Powerful code editor
- Smoother and richer GUI
- Easy access to Google services with Android Tools
- Open source development
Another key feature is the easy migration available for Eclipse users to Android Studio. Developers can export their projects to Grade build files which in turn can be imported to Android Studio.
More information about the latest features in Android Studio click on the following link: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html