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Example

Overview

Android Studio's built-in update mechanism can be set to receive updates through any one of these four channels:

  • Canary: Bleeding edge, released about weekly. These are early previews released in order to obtain real-world feedback during development. The canary channel will always have the latest build, including updates to beta or stable releases. We recommend running canary builds side-by-side with a beta or stable installation.
  • Dev: Canary builds after a full round of internal testing get promoted into the Dev Channel.
  • Beta: Release candidates based on stable canary builds, released and updated to obtain feedback prior to the stable release. The beta channel will be updated with new stable builds until a new canary build goes to beta.
  • Stable: The official stable release, as available from the Android Developer site.

Download the full installations of the build offered in each of these channels: Canary, Dev, Beta, Stable.

Alternatively, you can build it yourself, following the instructions in Build Overview.

Selecting an Update Channel

To select the update channel for an Android Studio installation go through:

File > Settings > System Settings > Updates

and choose the appropriate channel on which to check for updates:

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When an update is available, you'll be prompted by the IDE: enter image description here

Selecting update will display the update information dialog with details information on the patch available, its size and its channel:

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