What version of Android to use when programming basic apps?

by chris0101 » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:04:12 GMT

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 First post here! I am new to programming on Android.

I would like to know, when you start Android development, which
version of Android do you usually choose (the latest or v1.5)?

The benefit of testing in the latest I guess would be having the
newest and best APIs (and any bugfixes), whereas the oldest assures
reverse compatibility. (Of course, you can always test in the
simulator and on a few devices). Anyways, when you create apps, what
version do you usually choose?


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