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Support older Android versions

According to this:

Later releases will support older Android version - our target is Android 2.3 as well as latest API levels.


  • starshine wang
  • Jul 17 2015
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  • Bradley Martin commented
    September 28, 2015 16:03

    Is this on the roadmap to work soon? It's a bit of a hang up for many people I know that need to support at least 4.1 Android. The company I work for has company devices, HTC One X from ATT and it's locked on 4.1, no update was made after that. It's only a 2 year old device. If that was the minimum version I think you'd satisfy many developers. 

  • Jun Matsushita commented
    November 19, 2015 11:35

    Also hoping to have an update on this! Thanks! Sorry for the cross-posting :

  • Adepitan Masud commented
    February 15, 2016 17:27

    Wud love if its  support older android versions ar least 4.1  as it still takes a significant percentage on android dashboard wit 8.8%. More developers wld cum to lik nativescript

  • Steven Stratis commented
    April 13, 2016 15:42

    Has there been any additional info released for this and when it can be expected? 

  • Calebe Aires commented
    May 4, 2016 18:48

    Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and others countries has almost 40% of active android devices running Android 4.0 to 4.3.

  • Shin K commented
    June 21, 2016 08:24

    Several millions devices in Thailand and South east asia still on 4.0/ 4.1. Official reports said currently as of 2016 more than 34% from overall are below 4.3


    Just a fact.

  • Valio Stoychev commented
    August 15, 2016 07:41

    There is work done in this regards - the current Android runtime already supports 2.3+, but we need to update the JavaScript cross-platform abstractions to not use 4.3+ API, but to use 4.1+.


    You can follow the progress in this issue - 

  • Valio Stoychev commented
    November 21, 2016 07:47

    Everyone, who is interested in supporting older Android versions - please check this pull request that bring us closed to API 16 (API 14 and 15 in progress too).