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Apache Cordova Android 4.1.0
21 Jul 2015

We are happy to announce that Cordova Android 4.1.0 has been released.

With this release, there is now support for checking system requirements for Android platform:

$>cordova requirements android

Requirements check results for android:
Java JDK: installed 1.7.0
Android SDK: installed
Android target: installed android-19,android-21,android-22,Google Inc.:Google APIs:19,Google Inc.:Google APIs (x86 System Image):19,Google Inc.:Google APIs:21
Gradle: installed 1.12

Apart from a number of bug fixes, mininumSdkTarget has also been switched to 14 from 7. The minimum supported Android OS for Cordova is now Ice Cream Sandwich.

To upgrade:

npm install -g cordova
cd my_project
cordova platform update android@4.1.0

To add it explicitly:

cordova platform add android@4.1.0

What's new in Android platform

  • CB-9392 Fixed printing flavored versions. This closes #184.
  • CB-9382 [Android] Fix KeepRunning setting when Plugin activity is showed. This closes #200
  • CB-9391 Fixes cdvBuildMultipleApks option casting
  • CB-9343 Split the Content-Type to obtain a clean mimetype
  • CB-9255 Make getUriType case insensitive.
  • CB-9149 Fixes JSHint issue introduced by 899daa9
  • CB-9372: Remove unused files: 'main.js' & 'master.css'. This closes #198
  • CB-9149 Make gradle alias subprojects in order to handle libs that depend on libs. This closes #182
  • Update min SDK version to 14
  • Update licenses. This closes #190
  • CB-9185 Fix signed release build exception. This closes #193.
  • CB-9286 Fixes build failure when ANDROID_HOME is not set.
  • CB-9284 Fix for handling absolute path for keystore in build.json
  • CB-9260 Install Android-22 on Travis-CI
  • Adding .ratignore file.
  • CB-9119 Adding lib/retry.js for retrying promise-returning functions. Retrying 'adb install' in emulator.js because it sometimes hangs.
  • CB-9115 android: Grant Lollipop permission req
  • Remove extra console message
  • CB-8898 Report expected gradle location properly
  • CB-8898 Fixes gradle check failure due to missing quotes
  • CB-9080: -d option is not supported on Android 4.1.1 and lower, removing
  • CB-8954 Adds requirements command support to check_reqs module
  • Update JS snapshot to version 4.1.0-dev (via coho)
  • CB-8417 updated platform specific files from cordova.js repo
  • Adding tests to confirm that preferences aren't changed by Intents
  • Forgot to remove the method that copied over the intent data
  • Getting around to removing this old Intent code
  • Update JS snapshot to version 4.1.0-dev (via coho)
  • Fix CordovaPluginTest on KitKat (start-up events seem to change)
  • CB-3360 Allow setting a custom User-Agent (close #162)
  • CB-8902 Use immersive mode when available when going fullscreen (close #175)
  • Make BridgeMode methods public (they were always supposed to be)
  • Simplify: EncodingUtils.getBytes(str) -> str.getBytes()
  • Don't show warning when gradlew file is read-only
  • Don't show warning when prepEnv copies gradlew and it's read-only
  • Make gradle wrapper prepEnv code work even when android-sdk is read-only
  • CB-8897 Delete drawable/icon.png since it duplicates drawable-mdpi/icon.png
  • Updating the template to target mininumSdkTarget=14
  • CB-8894: Updating the template to target mininumSdkTarget=14
  • CB-8891 Add a note about when the gradle helpers were added
  • CB-8891 Add a gradle helper for retrieving config.xml preference values
  • CB-8884 Delete Eclipse tweaks from create script

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