I have Android Studio Beta v0.8.0 installed and downloaded v0.8.1 because the IDE won’t automatically download and patch v0.80 with the new version. The preview series of Android Studio did that automatically.
From their webpage: http://tools.android.com/recent/androidstudiobetareleased it states:
If you have already installed 0.8.0, you can patch update from 0.8.0 to 0.8.1.
I can’t figure out how to patch Android Studio manually since there are no instructions. I’m using Ubuntu 14.04. How can I patch it?
Change your update channel to “Beta Channel” and you are able to patch the update:
Configure > Settings > Updates > Beta Channel
Then check for updates and you can download the small upgrade without uninstalling or any other hassles.
On newer versions of Android Studio this has changed to:
Configure > Settings > Appearance & Behavior > System Settings > Updates > Beta Channel