App descriptions in the Play Store now list the compatible
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App descriptions in the Play Store now list the compatible Android version

Google developers continue to improve the branded Play Store for digital content to make it more convenient and informative. Along with the next update of the platform, a small innovation has appeared, adding information about the oldest compatible version of Android to the description of each application and game released on the platform.

Image source: Reuters

Image source: Reuters

To see the oldest compatible version of Android, you need to go to the “Description” section and scroll the page to the desired item. The About section now lists the minimum compatible Android version in addition to the product version, last update date, and other related information. This makes it easier for users to check the compatibility of their devices.

Note that information about the compatible version of Android has long been shown on the web version of the Play Store, but until recently this data was not available on mobile devices. Previously the compatibility string could say “depending on device” which didn’t give a definite answer to the compatibility question, but that’s now fixed.

According to reports, the mentioned update appeared in Play Store version 29.2.13. This update rolled out earlier this month and will likely take some time to roll out to all compatible devices.

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