Android 10 API targeting was mandatory for Google Play app updates. All new apps and app updates now have to target Android 10 and newer APIs.
Being the ‘boss’ of the Android operating system, Google updated the target API level for all applications for Google Play. Requiring Android 10 (API level 29) and above for all new applications to be released as of August 3, Google has now brought the same requirement to application updates.
Since the Android ecosystem has a huge number of active devices, we can say that Android 10 is not easy to be the most popular version of the operating system. Nevertheless, Project Treble, published by Google to update Android devices faster, made Android 10 one of the fastest ‘upgraded’ Android versions.
With Android 10, Google introduced many new APIs to developers such as support for foldable smartphones, 5G, dark theme, and enhanced privacy features. For this reason, Google’s requirement for Android 10 as a target for developers is also of great importance for the development of applications.
Most of the popular applications have already switched to the Android 10 API. However, we can say that some applications that have not yet received API updates are at risk. However, Google aims to increase the adoption speed of current APIs by requiring developers to have the previous Android version and to require developers to provide a better experience to users.