Android is moving to Bazel.
Config written in Starlark, a dialect of Python https://github.com/bazelbuild/starlark/
It will be more like other dependency management systems (maven, npm, cargo, etc)
- Bazel Modules
- Bazel Central Repository (BCR)
This can happen after installing or upgrading developer tools (xcode). Try
$ bazel clean --expunge
To pull Maven artifacts, use