Google I/O: Android Studio 2.2 goes preview

Google said that Android Studio will feature emulators that will run faster than the devices apps are designed for.

Android Studio 2.2 will launch in preview on Wednesday with a bevy of improvements designed to improve speed and application development.

Google said that Android Studio will feature emulators that will run faster than the devices apps are designed for. Android Studio will provide faster builds, test code and record it and run locally or via a cloud test lab.

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Layout will also be tweaked to handle work for rich user interfaces in the background. Among the key items:

  • An analyzer to illustrate why developer apps are too big (for emerging markets primarily).
  • A layout inspector.
  • An expanded code analysis tool.
  • Java8 support.
  • Enhanced C++ support and improved debugging.

The preview channel will have the latest version for a test run.

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