The Android team recently put out new requirements on targeted API levels for new and existing apps:

 

In order to provide users with the best Android experience possible, the Google Play Console will require that apps target a recent API level:

  • August 2018: New apps required to target API level 26 (Android 8.0) or higher.
  • November 2018: Updates to existing apps required to target API level 26 or higher.
  • 2019 onwards: Each year the targetSdkVersion requirement will advance. Within one year following each Android dessert release, new apps and app updates will need to target the corresponding API level or higher.

 

The Zebra team is looking to understand how our developer community uses Google Play. Please click on the link to the poll below to let us know your current usage.

 

Google Play Usage for App Distribution