At I/O 2017, Google presented "Room," a new ORM which is quite different from existing ones. With it unique features it separates itself and also polarizes developers.
Another newcomer is ObjectBox, a NoSQL/Object database that claims to be faster than anything else. Just like ORMs it offers relations, queries, indexing, and some special features.
This talk gives you an extensive update on new persistence developments. Learn about pros and cons to help you choose for your next Android project.