Despite its name, this element is used to specify the API Level, not the version number of the SDK (software development kit) or Android. Despite its name, this element is used to specify the API Level, not the version number of the SDK (software development kit) or Android platform. The API Level . Okay, so everyone here is saying minSdk . Support Libraries and e.g. Facebook SDK have a minimum of 15, and of course native Android. Compile using API level 25 Nougat, Minimum Android version set to API . must set the Target Framework to API Level 21 (Lollipop) or later. Platform codenames, versions, API levels, and NDK releases. The codenames . OPM, android_r21, Oreo, Nexus 6P, OPM2. Each SDK Platform version includes the following packages: This is required to compile your app for that version. Several System Android (API level 21). Android SDK API 21 Lollipop Direct Download. Updated September Android SDK API 21 Lollipop Direct Download. Android SDK API For more information about how API levels work, read What is API Level? set your targetSdkVersion to "21", install your app on an Android system image, You can use Android APIs while also supporting older versions by adding. Android Lollipop (API 21). Android "Lollipop" was unveiled under the codename "Android L" on. To download the latest version, first launch the Android SDK Manager. This can be done from the command line by navigating to the root folder.