Android developers must target API level 26 starting today
Google has decided it’s time for developers to ensure apps target at least API level 26 or they’ll no longer be accepted in the Play Store.
The policy change was announced last year, so the company has provided a fair amount of notice. Today is the big day where the change goes into effect.
Every version of Android introduces new security features but some only apply to apps using newer API levels. Google has been clamping down on security more than ever as part of its bid to prove Android is secure enough