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Both are fine.

Personally I use android studio for application development., and I find it far superior. But I use eclipse for libGdx projects. For some reason libGdx does not work well with android studio or IntelliJ for me.

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There is both preference and some technical reasons to choose either.

 

Only Android Studio is the official one now, and both a lot of the documentation is AS focused, and most of the current samples are AS.

Sometimes you have to put in a bit extra work to get stuff working with Eclipse.

 

I use Eclipse, or rather, the command line ant build system that comes with it and the Android plugin, because I found it to work better with the NDK at the time.

And now I'm used to it... 

 

Can't say I'm happy with it though :)

Really wish for proper well supported NDK development, in whatever editor.

If it has a good integrated well working debugger, I will definitely use it. (Maybe AS will have it some day...)

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If you're setting up a new project, I'd definitely skip Eclipse and go for Android Studio, otherwise every tutorial or set of guidelines you come across will be for the wrong tool.

 

From google's developer blog on the launch of Android Studio 2.0

 

 

If you are developing for Android, you should be using Android Studio 2.0.

 

(http://android-developers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/android-studio-2-0.html):

 

Edit: FWIW, I currently use https://developer.nvidia.com/codeworks-android which integrates with Visual Studio and builds are Ant based, I want to switch over to Android Studio, haven't got around to it yet.

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