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Android Studio 2.2 Preview 1 Available

posted May 18, 2016, 10:34 AM by Chris Iremonger   [ updated May 19, 2016, 3:24 PM ]
Today at Google I/O, we previewed Android Studio 2.2, a major update that includes a rewritten layout designer, new constraint layouts, a Firebase plugin, and much much more. A few highlights we want to call out are:

A new layout designer and constraints layout
Now, you use the layout window like a sheet of paper where you position widgets, and we automatically add all the constraints so that your UIs resize automatically on any Android screen. 

Firebase Plugin
Explore and integrate the suite of services offered by Firebase inside of Android Studio. Adding services like Analytics, Authentication, Notifications, and AdMob are just a few clicks away.

IntelliJ & CLion 2016.1 
Android Studio 2.2 includes all the latest updates from the underlying JetBrains product platforms IntelliJ and CLion.

And more
We also expanded support for N’s new Jack compiler which brings you Java8 language features like lambdas and default methods. 

We’ll be diving into more detail on all of the new updates at 10AM PT tomorrow in  “What’s new in Android Development Tools”, livestreamed from Google I/O.  We will link to more information on these exciting updates to Android studio on Thursday.

What's new in Android Studio

Updated May 19th to include a link with more information on the Android Studio update and to the recorded session.