Deprecating support for all Android 4 devices

Hello CommCare Users,

Our next upcoming Android release of CommCare 2.54.0 will deprecate future support for devices running versions of Android OS below 5.0, including all devices running Android 4.2-4.4.

If you are concerned about ongoing support for your project as a result of this change, you can read about how to manage them in our online documentation, which outlines the consequences of these kinds of changes and how each can be mitigated as needed.

We take the decision to deprecate support for older hardware quite seriously. Based on our analytics, we expect this change to not affect the ongoing operation of most CommCare deployments. If you have any users running CommCare on Android 4.4 or below devices, they are recommended to upgrade to CommCare 2.53 on the Play Store before the 2.54 release to ensure access to the most up to date version available to the platform..