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 android.support.*!
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: