When do you start developing for new Android versions?

So… Lollipop is upon us! Except that it probably isn’t…

Yet again, we’re never entirely sure when a new Android version is going to drop onto users phones so when do we start developing for new features and APIs if we’re not even sure when users will utilise them?

I’d be interested to hear your approaches and strategies…

You can monitor the adoption rate of the new version (via your web stats or Google Play stats), then decide that after a certain percentage of users adopt, switch to coding with the newer features. This is if you are doing an upgrade.

I almost always code a new app according to the latest version, then test for an earlier version.

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