Android Studio will allow to fix broken UI on Chromebook

May 16, 2022

Tags: Technologies



One of the most popular operating systems in the world is Android. Created by Google and used by various cell phone brands, it has millions of loyal users who download thousands of applications daily.


This multifaceted operating system made Android Studio available to developers, which according to the definition on its website is "the official integrated development environment (IDE) for developing Android applications, based on IntelliJ IDEA".


In addition to allowing code editing and the tools it offers developers, Android Studio also offers the following functions and features:


  • Flexible build system based on Gradle
  • Fast and feature-rich emulator
  • Unified environment to develop for any Android device
  • Allows making code changes without restarting the application
  • Has test frameworks
  • Has Lint tools ready to detect application performance issues
  • It is compatible with C++ and NDK, as well as with the Google Cloud Platform


Android Studio and its update on Chromebook


Now, with a new update released by Android Studio, developers who create apps for Chromebooks will be able to quickly and easily fix any glitches in their app's UI with the release of a new tool.


This new tool, called Desktop Android Virtual Device, will offer a quick solution to a problem that developers specializing in Chromebook applications have been facing for a long time. "With the release of Desktop AVD, developers can now test their applications in a desktop environment without all that extra work," Google explained in an official statement.


They went on to say “The Android app experience on Chromebooks is not always completely satisfactory for users as most Android apps and games are not optimized for large screens. Applications encounter a variety of compatibility issues that directly affect user experience and satisfaction. As more developers optimize their apps for Chromebooks, they are looking to test and validate their app experience on Chromebooks."


With this tool, developers will be able to see how their app behaves with things like free-form window resizing, selecting and dragging an app element, mouse and keyboard usage, landscape mode, notifications, and much more. , thus avoiding errors that can harm the user experience.


Differences between Android and iOS apps

As for iOS, nowadays it is necessary to program with Swift and Objective-C, the two languages ​​that Apple supports. Swift was released in 2014 and can be explored using the Xcode Playground. Swift is a language that Apple calls a secure, easy-to-use, and modern language. Usually, the two versions are used together.


As for Android, currently, there are still active cell phones with around 30 different versions of Android and unfortunately, many manufacturers stop supporting cell phones a few months after their launch, which delays or simply eliminates the possibility of receiving an update in the cell phone. This makes the developer's job much more complicated because the application support that must be given for the different versions of Android is greater in addition to the number of screen sizes and resolutions that exist.


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