Along with the preview of the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) platform, we launched Android SDK Tools R20 and ADT 20.0.0. Here are a few things that we would like to highlight.
- Application templates: Android ADT supports a new application templates for creating new application, blank activity, master-detail flow, and custom view. These templates support the Android style guide thus making it faster and easier to build beautiful apps. More templates will be added over time.
- Tracer for GLES: With this new tool you can capture the entire sequence of OpenGL calls made by an app into a trace file on the host and replay the captured trace and display the GL state at any point in time.
- Device Monitor: To help you to easily debug your apps, all the Android debugging tools like DDMS, traceview, hierarchyviewer and Tracer for GLES are now built into one single application.
- Systrace: Improving app performance does not have to be a guesswork any more. Systrace for Jelly Bean and above lets you easily optimize your app. You can capture a slice of system activity plus additional information tagged from the
Settings > Developer Options > Monitoring: Enable tracesor with specific calls added to your application code.
Join us today, June 28th, at the “What’s new in Android developer tools” session for some fun tool demos and a sneak-peak into what’s coming next.