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IntelliJ IDEA 10: free IDE for Android development

Yes, you’ve read it correctly. No mistake here.

It’s been one year since we open-sourced IntelliJ IDEA and announced its free Community Edition. If you are curious to know the results of that bold move and see some stats and charts — check out this article on DZone.

Today, one year later, IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition gets a big addition: Android development plugin becomes available in the free edition of IntelliJ IDEA starting with version 10.

Please note we’re NOT open-sourcing something we don’t want to develop ourselves. In addition to improvements to existing IntelliJ IDEA features for Android developers, we will add the following new ones in version 10:

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P.S. Those of us using Android phones truly hope that this will come back in the form of more great apps for our mobile devices! :)

UPDATE: Check out our official website for more details and learning materials about Android development and IntelliJ IDEA.

Develop with pleasure!
-The IntelliJ IDEA Team

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