Android Versions

1. Support Android Version

Android version support status, as of 2021-11-01:

Android Version Google Support Our Support
9.0 or above Yes Full
5.1 to 8.1 No Partial
5.0 or below No No
  • Full support is only available for Android versions that are still being supported by Google. All features are available on most devices (we have not encountered a device that does not support all features yet, but due to the large numbers of Android device full feature support is not guaranteed).
  • Partially support is available for some older Android versions that Google are no longer providing any security updates. Some features may not work on some devices.

Distribution of different versions (mid 2021):

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Reference: • Mobile Android version share worldwide 2018-2021 | Statista

2. Android Security

All devices should be updated with the latest security patches from the manufacturer.

General Android Security Bulletins available here:
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin

3. Android Development Devices

Long term we are trying to move all Web Console features into web browser, however at the moment the native mobile apps can still perform a lot of things that are denied to the web browser, so development of native mobile apps continues.

Currently the following Android devices are used for development in order to cover the range of versions above.

Brand Model Android Features
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 12 Full
Google Pixel 4 XL 12 Full
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 11 Full
TCL Optus X Sight 10 Full
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 6.0.1 Most
Oppo R9s 6.0.1 Most
ZTE Blade A110 5.1 location logging, bluetooth beacon