Over the past months, various performance improvements have been made in Gradle core that highly benefit Android developers. And more radical improvements are coming very soon. On the forefront are the deeper modeling of variants and a revolutionary new configuration model. This will further enhance the experience of developing Android applications with Android Studio way beyond better performance. In this presentation, we will take a closer look at those Gradle enhancements and how they manifest in the context of Android and Android Studio. We will also demonstrate some new tooling that is going to be very beneficial to understand and improve your Android builds.