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A few weeks ago i posted an analysis of the current state of the gradle based Android build system. Today we are living in a post Google I/O 2013 world and several things have changed. Time for an update. The most prominent change is the new Android development environment: Android Studio. Android Studio Currently in its infancy at version 0.1, the new IDE is based on the...

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Building an Android project can be challenging at times. The Android SDK ships with a set of helpful ant scripts, but has its shortcomings. It mainly lacks a well-populated dependency infrastructure similar to what maven offers (ivy doesn't count). Hence, the natural evolution of build process spawned the maven android plugin. The plugin allows you to infuse maven artifacts and perform the necessary build steps to package your app. Although...

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