My old test BLU Vivo Air phone became too old, both physically and “mentally”.
The battery is playing tricks showing 40% in one moment and then dropping to 0% another and Android version is 5.0.2, which is soon will become unsupported even by my own games.
At the moment I still set minSdkVersion to 19 (Android 4.4 KitKat), but targetSdkVersion is already forced by Google to be 30.
Btw, in OpenFL it is done in project.xml file:
<config:android minimum-sdk-version="19" target-sdk-version="30" />
A neat list of all the Android/API versions can be found on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history.
I was able to find a cheap replacement on Aliexpress, a Chinese phone UMIDIGI A9 with the latest (not for long though) Android 11 for only ~$100 or ~C$130.
Funny enough, the phone even has an Infrared Thermometer that actually works!
Another interesting detail is the price tag at the package, only $45, which is super low.
But if you count everything like Aliexpress fees, defective/lost devices, returns, and some profit for manufacture/seller, it makes sense to me.
…and play All-in-One Solitaire no problem.
Btw, this phone comes with silicone case, screen protector, and wall charger (they sent me European type, but anyway, hello iPhone!).
Can your $1000+ smartphone beat that? 😀
And I feel like UMIDIGI should pay me now for this unintentional promotion.
P.S.: Gosh it also has a Dual-SIM slot! Maybe it can bake me a bread or something? There must be undocumented features…