It’s time to migrate to AndroidX!

Christian Christian 1 min read

Devs, It’s time to get acquainted with AndroidX!

What is AndroidX?

You might be wondering, errr what AndroidX… just like I did… AndroidX is the new*!

For years, us developers have been using the Android Support libraries to keep our apps working on earlier versions of Android. The support library provided a standard way to ‘provide newer features on earlier versions of Android or gracefully fall back to equivalent functionality‘.

Early this year AndroidX made a debut with the mission to reserve android.* package hierarchy for Android packages that ship with the operating system; other packages will be issued with the new androidx.* package hierarchy.

As of 21st September 2018, developers are now encouraged to migrate to AndroidX 1.0.0

To get you started, check out the following resources:

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  1. Thanks for the tip! I’ve been seeing all this chatter about AndroidX lately and was wondering what it was all about!

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