Google Upgrades Android Studio's AI-Assistant with Gemini Pro

Google Upgrades Android Studio's AI-Assistant with Gemini Pro

Google has announced that it is upgrading the Android Studio Bot with the more advanced Gemini 1.0 Pro model. Studio Bot is an AI-powered coding assistant that can answer queries related to Android development. It was first unveiled at the Google IO developer event in May 2023, and powered by the PaLM-2 foundation model.

Google says the new Gemini Pro model offers "significant improvements in response quality." It can provide context-based code completions, code debugging, and assistance in finding relevant resources and writing documentation. Gemini Pro is accessible via the Gemini API and is well-suited for a broad range of text and image reasoning tasks.

Gemini's capabilities extend beyond Studio Bot's chat interface. It offers smart actions that allow developers to insert generated code directly into their projects with a single click. The tool also provides helpful resources, such as documentation pages, to further assist developers.

It is also super useful for troubleshooting—explaining common errors and offering actionable fixes. Developers can even select text in the code editor, right-click, and choose the "Ask Gemini" option to get assistance with specific code snippets.

Gemini Pro is now available in over 180 countries, and developers can access it for free during the preview period. To get started, users need to download the latest version of Android Studio Jellyfish or higher and agree to share data with Google. They can then launch Gemini through the "View" menu and sign in with their Google account to start using the interactive conversational interface.

While Gemini can assist with coding tasks, Google cautions that it is still an early experiment and may provide inaccurate or misleading information. Developers are advised to carefully review and test any code generated by Gemini before relying on it in their projects. Google encourages users to provide feedback to help improve Gemini's responses and enhance its capabilities.

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