Xamarin.Android 4.17

The Xamarin.Android 4.17 series is an alpha-only release on the path to a future Xamarin.Android 5.0 release, providing support for Android Wear apps and preview bindings for Android API-L.

Note: Xamarin.Android 4.17 is the first release that requires JDK 1.7. JDK 1.7 is required to use Wear and API-L types; JDK 1.6 may be used with previous API levels.

Xamarin.Android 4.17.0

New Features

  • Android Wear support.
  • Bindings for API-L.

Breaking Changes

  • The default //uses-sdk/@android:minSdkVersion value in previous releases defaulted to $(TargetFrameworkVersion). It now defaults to API-11.

    This change should make it easier to create new projects and deploy them to "older" devices without first visiting Project Options.

API Changes

Xamarin Workbook

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