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Google to drop Eclipse support, move on with Android Studio

App developers told to start learning ‘new project structure, build system, IDE functionality’

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Google has announced its end of support for the Eclipse development toolkit, opting to move app developers to its own Android Studio, online media reported.

The Android-owner will stop all Eclipse support by the end of 2015.

According to The Register, Android product manager Jamal Eason feels Android Studio is mature enough to justify the shift, after years of focusing on "improving the development experience".

Many devs will likely react grudgingly to the decision, as Eclipse has been around for over a decade, and will have to replace third-party Eclipse plug-ins with those that are compatible with Android Studio.

In addition, as Eason said in a blog post, app builders will have to learn "a new project structure, build system, and IDE functionality".