As this year’s Google I/O (2017) approached, the build times of the project Shaishav Gandhi was working on spiked up exponentially. Clean builds that took 3–4 mins were taking 13–14 mins and incremental builds which took less than a min were taking close to 6 mins. So why the sudden exponential increase in build times?
Android O and Support Library 26 introduce new ways of working with fonts. You can now bundle fonts as resources by adding the font file in the res/font folder and use it like any other asset in XML layouts, styles or programmatically via the Typeface.