1. TisTis's Avatar
    Hi,

    Since older Android versions are not secure anymore, is it wise to develop apps for them?
    There are still apps for Android 2.3 or even 2.2. But developing for them with low API numbers has limited functionality, compared to the functionality offered by higher API numbers.
    So, what is your choice?

    Thanks and best regards.
    10-13-2015 07:59 AM
  2. TisTis's Avatar
    This graph at Kwart van Android-toestellen draait op Lollipop | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl shows that Android 2.3 (and lower) decreased to less than 4%. So, putting effort in those ancient OSes is not that meaningful anymore.
    11-08-2015 05:01 AM
  3. Spiralcage's Avatar
    Use 3.0 minimum. 2.0+ is very very old and outdated.
    11-10-2015 06:44 AM
  4. Angela Moss's Avatar
    Hi,

    Since older Android versions are not secure anymore, is it wise to develop apps for them?
    There are still apps for Android 2.3 or even 2.2. But developing for them with low API numbers has limited functionality, compared to the functionality offered by higher API numbers.
    So, what is your choice?

    Thanks and best regards.
    We have several apps in Google Play Store.
    They all supports Android 2.2 and above.

    From our statistics, the percent of 2.2 was downloaded our apps is very tiny now, just about 2 or 3 percent.

    So, I dont think we should paying too much for 2.x devices.
    11-17-2015 09:17 AM
  5. CaffeineBomb's Avatar
    For our latest we were happy to aim at 4.4+. Installed stats for that were more than high enough that we thought it was worth taking the possible customers out of the pool for avoiding a heck of a lot of possible tech support issues.
    11-17-2015 03:21 PM
  6. NuttyBunny's Avatar
    3 for tablets, 4.0 for phones should be a fine bet. Of course, depends on the features you're using
    11-18-2015 02:22 PM
  7. mikevalty's Avatar
    Ignore 2.x and even maybe 3.x mobiles
    12-08-2015 01:44 PM
  8. godittor's Avatar
    Why do not update the operating system?
    12-08-2015 11:26 PM
  9. Bafel Mauk's Avatar
    i personaly use android 4.0.3 "Ice Cream Sandwich" API15
    i think this is okay or what ?
    12-09-2015 10:32 AM
  10. puned's Avatar
    I use Android 4.0+
    02-01-2016 03:00 PM

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