Android: Do you still need to actively move input off the UI thread in Android?

I’ve been mostly interested in PC games, but have been thinking about getting into mobile. I read a book a few years ago that said you need to explicitly start a new thread for your game loop and code your own event system to move player input from the UI thread to your game loop. Recently a young Android dev on discord claimed you didn’t have to do this anymore, that Android now does this automatically. Is this true? And if so, does anyone know what API level it takes effect in?