Google has opened access for everyone to the redesigned AndroidX library. Library is necessary when using new features on older versions of the operating system. This will help attract third-party developers and update the project more often. This is reported by 9to5 Google.
We are thrilled to announce that AndroidX development is moving to AOSP. This means that we will now be doing the majority of our work in public using the public AOSP Gerrit review tool and landing changes to a public git repository. We hope you love this update as much as we do. A blog post with more details is coming in a few days, but we wanted to share it with you all early.
Each package in AndroidX is updated separately. And in the Support Library, updating sometimes affects the entire library, because it contains invalid digital version signatures.
Changes made by Google are not just about libraries. Earlier, in March 2018, the company released an integrated development environment for Android Studio 3.1.