Xamarin – Know your Android Emulators
The Android SDK installed in your machine would have few emulators based on some API levels, in this post we will see how to know which API level emulator to use.
First of all, API Level is an integer value that uniquely identifies the framework API revision offered by a version of the Android platform.
You would have the following API base versions available:
- API LEVEL 7
- API LEVEL 8
- API LEVEL 10
- API LEVEL 12
- API LEVEL 14
- API LEVEL 15
API LEVEL 7
Platform version: Android 2.1.x
Version Code: ECLAIR_MR1
API LEVEL 8
Platform version: Android 2.2.x
Version Code: FROYO
API LEVEL 10
Platform version: Android 2.3.3, Android 2.3.4
Version Code: GINGERBREAD_MR1
API LEVEL 12
Platform version: Android 3.1.x
Version Code: HONEYCOMB_MR1
API LEVEL 14
Platform version: Android 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2
Version Code: ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH
API LEVEL 15
Platform version: Android 4.0.3, 4.0.4
Version Code: ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1
A mimimum Android OS version could be selected in the project properties.
A Target version also could be set in Andrid Manifest Tab.
Hope this post helps, thanks for reading.