Geoffrey Powell thanks! I was also playing with the idea in my mind but ended up solving it with build types nonetheless. Would you mind sharing the main principles behind what you did with build flavors? I find it intriguing…
This is *exactly* what I’ve been looking for in my app. In fact, I even published my solution for it a while ago! https://proandroiddev.com/looks-like-a-viewpager-sounds-like-a-viewpager-its-a-recyclerview-505cdf129b58
So glad to see this is becoming part of the official API!
Good question! But I think it really depends on how you measure performance. Would the scrolling in this case feel more “slick”? Not necessarily — as ViewPager is truly optimized for the paged use cases. Memory consumption? Also not trivial… I suppose all of these require some analysis in order to get a clear answer. Perhaps in future posts :)