Android Gradle Plugin 7.3.0 (Sep 2022)

Android Gradle Plugin 7.3.0 is a major release that includes a variety of new features and improvements.


Minimum version Default version Notes
Gradle 7.4 7.4 To learn more, see updating Gradle.
SDK Build Tools 30.0.3 30.0.3 Install or configure SDK Build Tools.
NDK N/A 23.1.7779620 Install or configure a different version of the NDK.
JDK 11 11 To learn more, see setting the JDK version.

Support for custom C/C++ build systems

You can now create a custom C/C++ build system by making a shell script that writes build information in the Ninja build file format. To learn more about custom C/C++ build systems see Integrate custom C/C++ build systems using Ninja (experimental).

Screenshot of custom C/C++ build system

Minimum Kotlin plugin version is 1.5.20

Starting with Android Gradle plugin 7.3.0-alpha08, AGP requires Kotlin plugin version 1.5.20 or higher. To stay compatible, make sure to specify Kotlin plugin version 1.5.20 or higher in your build.gradle file:


Archived APK generation enabled

Starting with AGP 7.3, all Android App Bundles built have Store Archival enabled by default. Archival is a new app bundle feature that in the future will allow users with low storage to effectively manage their app space, if supported by the store.

To opt out of the generation of archived APKs, modify the app-level build.gradle file as follows:

android {
  bundle {
    storeArchive {
      enable = false

Package attribute in manifest file is deprecated

Starting with AGP 7.3.0-alpha04, if you use Gradle to build your project, AGP generates a warning if you use the package attribute in the manifest file. To set the namespace for your app, use the namespace property in the module-level build.gradle file. To learn more, see Set a namespace.

To get help moving to the new namespace DSL, use the AGP Upgrade Assistant (Tools > AGP Upgrade Assistant).

Android platform support

Starting with AGP 7.3.0-beta05, the highest supported minimum SDK version is 33 (you can use minSdk = 33). The minimum SDK represents the minimum version of Android that your app can run on and is set in the app-level build.gradle file.