Posted by Doug Stevenson, Developer Advocate
Later this year, the Google Play services and Firebase SDKs will migrate from the Android Support libraries to
androidx-packaged library artifacts. We are targeting this change for June/July of 2019. This will not only make our SDKs better, but make it easier for you to use the latest Jetpack features in your app.
If your app depends on any
com.google.firebase libraries, you should prepare for this migration. To quickly test your build with
androidx-packaged library artifacts, add the following two lines to your
If your build still works, then you're done! You will be ready to use the new Google Play services and Firebase SDKs when they arrive. If you experience any new build issues or want more information on this migration, visit the official Jetpack migration guide. We will communicate when the
androidx migration is complete in the near future, stay tuned!