"Elements of Android Jetpack" Version 1.1 Released

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This is a maintenance update, with minor tweaks for Android Studio 4.0.1.

In addition:

  • The Room Kotlin sample was updated to have its DAO use Flow instead of LiveData

  • Manual uses of SavedStateViewModelFactory were removed, as that is now handled directly by the viewmodel libraries

  • Some samples were updated to use Java 8 time classes (notably Instant), with an explanation of how to enable the “desugaring” so those classes can be used on older devices

  • FrameLayout was replaced by FragmentContainerView in a few samples

  • Many dependencies were updated throughout the app

And, as always, there were a variety of bug fixes and minor improvements.

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