Android support overview
To support Android development, IntelliJ IDEA provides a dedicated Android Support plugin. This plugin is bundled with the IDE and is enabled by default.
Android support in IntelliJ IDEA includes:
Gradle-based build system for Android applications.
Smart XML editor that facilitates working with layout, manifest, resources and other XML files.
A graphical editor for layout files: build the design of your application without having to edit the XML files manually.
Enhanced navigation between related files: navigate between layout files and the associated activities, or a service and the manifest file, etc. via gutter icons.
Possibility to preview your application UI on different devices at the same time.
Access to SQLite Databases right from the IDE.
Built-in 9-patch editor.
Possibility to automatically rearrange XML attributes according to predefined rules.
Dedicated Android run/debug configurations.
Dedicated Android artifacts.