Android build target – a controversy

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Here is a very good example why are android devs pissed off most of the time (you can find another in this post). Lets find an answer to this simple question: “What version of android should you build your project against?” I claim this should be set to maximum version your app is supporting (the latest existing one obviously)  and a colleague of mine, a respectable senior developer, claims it should be a minimum version your app is supporting. And we are both right because android resources say one thing here and another there.

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