What is the best Android API version that works in most of android versions

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Nov 13, 2014 10:43:55 AM via Website

Cause you know not all people have the latest Android versions as well as old versions so may I ask what is a good Android API I will use that works in most android versions whether old or new...

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Nov 13, 2014 11:48:03 AM via Website

According to the dashboard of Google, Approximately 80% of all the Android users, uses API 16+. Starting from API 16 would do well. If you wish to get most of android users, I recommend you to support API 10+.

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Nov 15, 2014 9:17:05 AM via Website

Do I need also to download the Android 2.3.3 in the SDK Manager? Or is it ok if I downloaded the API 21 only?.. Please answer me...

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Nov 15, 2014 12:33:51 PM via App

Its okay that you only download API 21 but you wont be able to test lower versions of android without their APIs using AVD.