Android Studio 4.1! And... Windows Libraries?

Android Studio 4.1 dropped its first canary yesterday!

(the poor canary! I hope it didn’t get hurt when it landed…)

And so we have corresponding data binding and view binding artifacts:

We also got a new androidx artifact group: androidx.window. It has two artifacts right now: window and window-extensions:

From the descriptions, it appears that these are tied to foldables and perhaps other OEM-specific extensions to WindowManager. Beyond that, hopefully Google will explain a bit more about them in the coming months.