Starting Aug. 1, 2018, Google’s getting a lot tougher with Android app developers. New apps being uploaded to the Play Store will have to target Android 8.0 Oreo or higher, then a few months later, every update to existing apps will have to do the same. It may seem like a simple rule, but it will have some serious repercussions.

In layman’s terms, when an app “targets” a specific Android version, it’s hoping your phone has that Android version installed. Notice I said hoping and not requiring. The app can still run on older or newer Android versions, but it may be missing some functionality… more


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