Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

Google Play services no longer accept applications developed for Android 4.0

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The Google App Store Technical Manager announced on the Android Developers Blog that the Google Play Store no longer accepts apps based on Android 4.0.

Android version 4.0, released in 2011, now has very few devices to use, and even if it stops supporting, it will not actually affect how many users.

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The reasons were given by Google for natural features and security: The old version of the SDK does not support many new features and does not provide a safer environment for users.

In view of this, all applications submitted to the Google App Store have an API level of at least 16, and apps below this version cannot be reviewed by Google. In other words, the Google Play service will stop for Android 4.0 users after v14.7.99. Developers submit new apps to the Play Store.