If you haven’t heard the term yet, AndroidX is the new open-source project being rolled out by Google to package libraries with Jetpack. Basically, the old way of managing libraries was becoming complicated and so Google decided to start cleaning up their act and use a new system, along with new library terms.
AndroidX is the new open-source project that the Android team uses to develop, test, and package, version, and release libraries within Jetpack.
AndroidX is a major enhancement to the original Android Support Library. Like the Support Library, AndroidX crafts independently from the Android OS and delivers backward-compatibility across Android releases. AndroidX fully replaces the Support Library by providing feature equivalence and new libraries. In addition, AndroidX includes the following features:
Why migrate to AndroidX?
The final version of the support library is 28.0.0 and it’s no longer maintained. So, if we want bug fixes or new features that would have previously gone into the Support Library, It is important and mandatory to migrate to AndroidX. All new Jetpack libraries will be released in AndroidX namespace.
|Android 10 (API level 29)*|
Better package management:
With AndroidX, you get standardized and independent versioning, as well as better standardized naming and more frequent releases. Other libraries have migrated to use the AndroidX namespace libraries, including Google Play services, Firebase, Butterknife, Databinding Mockito, and SQL Delight among others.
Migration is mandatory:
All new Jetpack libraries will be released in AndroidX namespace. So, for example, to take advantage of Jetpack Compose or CameraX, you need to migrate to the AndroidX namespace.
Hassle-free App Architecture:
Jetpack Navigation Component is imperative to follow google recommended Single-Activity Architecture app approach.
Google recommended arch:
MVVM pattern with Repos, as well as Arch Components. They’re inevitable to build large scale apps in the modular arch to isolate via modules to make the code base maintainable, scalable, and to get better CC. Writing tests made easy.
The support library artifacts are being deprecated and all future development is going into AndroidX, so there’s no avoiding this migration. If you want to migrate your existing Android app to the Android X; XcelTec is the right choice for you. We are a tech firm providing the best solution on the web and mobile for many years.
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