Android's own HTTP library

Posted on Jun 2, 2022

I always wonder why Android doesn’t have its own HTTP library. They stopped supporting Volley and HttpURLConnection. For example on iOS, I don’t have to use third-party libraries for HTTP requests, because URLSession class is enough.

On Android, new developers have to choose several HTTP libraries, plus they will encounter different arguments on which one is better and more robust. There is Ktor, Retrofit, Fuel, etc.