Android Studio 4.2 Canary 1 now available


Android Studio 4.2 Canary 1 is not available for developers in the Canary and Dev channels.

I was able to upgrade my Android Studio 4.0 to 4.2 as I have set the update mode to Dev Channel if you cannot see updates you need to do the following steps,

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. Go to Menu -> Help
  3. Click on Check for Updates...
  4. Now click on Configure automatic updates.
  5. Here you need to change "Automatically check for updates" from Stable Channel to Dev or Canary Channel

Now just close the window and redo the steps Help -> Check for updates, you should be able to see the 4.2 upgrade message

A new Android Studio 4.2 Canary 1 is available in the dev channel.
Dev builds include all of our new features and bug fixes with additional testing. 
We try to release updates weekly to address bugs and introduce new features. 
They are still subject to bugs, but we want people to see what's new as soon 
as possible while limiting the risk of regression.  
For more predictable builds, use Settings | Updates and select the Canary Channel.

Click on download and you should be taken to the download link - https://developer.android.com/studio/preview/?utm_source=android-studio

Some new features in 4.2
  1. Support for Jetpack Compose
  2. New Jetpack Compose tooling support in 4.2
  3. Interactive preview
  4. Deploy to device
  5. Preview Data Sources API