Android Studio Koala | 2024.1.1

Android Studio is the official IDE for Android development, and includes everything you need to build Android apps.

This page lists new features and improvements in the latest version in the stable channel, Android Studio Koala. You can download it here or update to it inside Android Studio by clicking Help > Check for updates (Android Studio > Check for updates on macOS)

To see what's been fixed in this version of Android Studio, see the closed issues.

To view the release notes for older versions of Android Studio, see Past releases.

For early access to upcoming features and improvements, see the Preview builds of Android Studio.

If you encounter problems in Android Studio, check the Known issues or Troubleshoot page.

Android Gradle plugin and Android Studio compatibility

The Android Studio build system is based on Gradle, and the Android Gradle plugin (AGP) adds several features that are specific to building Android apps. The following table lists which version of AGP is required for each version of Android Studio.

Android Studio version Required AGP version
Koala | 2024.1.1 3.2-8.5
Jellyfish | 2023.3.1 3.2-8.4
Iguana | 2023.2.1 3.2-8.3
Hedgehog | 2023.1.1 3.2-8.2
Giraffe | 2022.3.1 3.2-8.1
Flamingo | 2022.2.1 3.2-8.0

Older versions

Android Studio version Required AGP version
Electric Eel | 2022.1.1 3.2-7.4
Dolphin | 2021.3.1 3.2-7.3
Chipmunk | 2021.2.1 3.2-7.2
Bumblebee | 2021.1.1 3.2-7.1
Arctic Fox | 2020.3.1 3.1-7.0

For information on what’s new in the Android Gradle plugin, see the Android Gradle plugin release notes.

Minimum versions of tools for Android API level

There are minimum versions of Android Studio and AGP that support a specific API level. Using lower versions of Android Studio or AGP than required by your project's targetSdk or compileSdk could lead to unexpected issues. We recommend using the latest preview version of Android Studio and AGP to work on projects that target preview versions of the Android OS. You can install preview versions of Android Studio alongside a stable version.

The minimum versions of Android Studio and AGP are as follows:

API level Minimum Android Studio version Minimum AGP version
VanillaIceCream preview Jellyfish | 2023.3.1 8.4
34 Hedgehog | 2023.1.1 8.1.1
33 Flamingo | 2022.2.1 7.2

The following are new features in Android Studio Koala.

Build a Generative AI app using the Gemini API template

You can now use Android Studio to build an app that implements Generative AI using the Google AI SDK. The Gemini API template in Android Studio lets you incorporate AI-powered features, such as those that rely on text generation and image recognition, in your app to delight your users.

To learn how to get started, see Use the Gemini API template.

Side by side layout in Running Devices window

The Running Devices window can now show more than one device at a time. To use the side by side layout, go to the menu and click Split and Mode Right or Split and Mode Down. You can also drag a device tab to the selected spot.

IntelliJ 2024.1 platform updates

Android Studio Koala includes the IntelliJ 2024.1 platform release, which has many new features such as a new terminal, "sticky lines" in the editor that help you keep track of what class or method you're in, and more. For more details see the IntelliJ release notes.