Android Question How many and what different Android SDK Platforms i need to be installed?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by sdesan, May 15, 2019.

  1. sdesan

    sdesan Member Licensed User

    Hi,
    actually i have in Android SDK folder installed 8 different platforms version
    android-14
    android-21
    android-23
    android-24
    android-25
    android-26
    android-28
    android-Q


    I need all this version installed (about 20 Gb for version) or i might deleted older version?
    in my manifest usually i write
    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="10" android:targetSdkVersion="26"/>
    so i can leave only android-26 folder/version or not?
    Thank you in advance

    Sergio
     
  2. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    you should always have the newest platform installed (28) as it is the one b4a want to use.
    Note that targetsdk is suggested to use 26 for now; but you should use the jar from platform 28.
    Older platforms you don´t need to have installed.

    PD: Sounds like you are using an OLD SDK. I suggest to install a new one (ready to run sdk is a good alternative).
     
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  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    For now you only need android-28.
     
  4. Jorge M A

    Jorge M A Active Member Licensed User

    What about the AVD Manager and Emulator? (leaving aside their disadvantages).
    Aren't these platforms necessary?
     
  5. Jorge M A

    Jorge M A Active Member Licensed User

    Ok! I found them under the system-images folder.
    Sorry for my confusion.
     
  6. sdesan

    sdesan Member Licensed User

    Thank you
    i left only android-28 and recovered 50 gb of disk space
     
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