Android Studio 2.2 comes with Layout Designer
As Google I/O is Google’s developer event, we have also seen developer tools besides of the normal apps and services.
During the event, Android Studio 2.2 has been introduced coming with new features.
It is the feature that is in the spotlight with this update. Layout designer helps you to produce more effective layouts ( which is the main part of the Google’s Material Design ) while being faster.
Included with the Layout Designer, new Test recorder makes it easier for the developers to record the screen while using their app. After each action, Test Recorder creates Espresso Code which can be run on different platforms.
New Developments Methods
As developers wanted to use something other than Gradle, Google added the support for CMake & NDK Build to Android Studio 2.2. Also, they made improvements over C++ support.
Source – AndroidPolice