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Xavier will talk about the new component model which will benefit all Gradle users by adding sophistication inspired by the needs of Android Developers.

Gradle is now the official build system for Android Studio, which adds millions of developers to the Gradle ecosystem.

Android developers have unique needs and the depth of integration of Gradle into Android Studio as the core build system is being advanced in a partnership between Gradle Inc. and the Google Android Studio team.

A central part of this collaboration is the development of a new component model which will add sophistication inspired by the needs of Android Developers. Components are a way of defining deliverable variants based on source sets, for example in Android an application can be assembled to multiple build types, such as ‘debug’ or ‘release’.

Xavier will cover these new advancements which should provide benefit to all Gradle users, not just Android.