Bug 20400 - Android SDK 3.2 is missing in the compile target menu
Summary: Android SDK 3.2 is missing in the compile target menu
Status: RESOLVED FEATURE
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 3.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2014-06-05 16:57 UTC by John Miller [MSFT]
Modified: 2014-06-09 11:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description John Miller [MSFT] 2014-06-05 16:57:50 UTC
## Overview: 

    The "Compile using Android version", "Minimum Android to Target" and "Target Android Version" drop-down menus are missing Android SDK 3.2. 

## Steps to Reproduce: 

    1. Create an android application in Visual Studio.
    2. Right-click on the project and choose Properties.
    3. Go to the "Application" tab.
    4. Select any of the above drop-down menus.

## Actual Results: 

    SDK 3.2 is missing from the list.

## Expected Results: 

    SDK 3.2 should be listed.

## Build Date & Platform: 

    VS 2013 Update 2
    
    Xamarin   3.0.54.0

    Xamarin.Android   4.12.4.20

    Xamarin.iOS   3.0.54.0
Comment 1 Prashant manu 2014-06-06 02:52:52 UTC
Checked, Android SDK 3.2 is missing in the compile target menu.
Screencast: http://screencast.com/t/1GVSDo0HG5

Environment Info:
All VS
Xamarin 3.0.54.0 (d3cf238e3845e930e312b6ec9b4c6c5437c33067)
Comment 2 Jonathan Pryor 2014-06-09 11:24:47 UTC
This is By Design. Each API level we ship bindings for adds ~50MB to the on-disk install (and then some to the compressed .msi), and we're already shipping 11 API level bindings (making for a gigantic installed size and installer size).

As it is, we want to _reduce_ the number of bindings we ship, though we won't remove any for the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, Honeycomb has so little representation that it's no longer visible on the Platform Versions dashboard. (When we first made the decision to skip shipping v3.2 bindings, it only had ~0.2%., while v3.1 was at least over 1%.)

https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html

Consequently we don't see any  significant reason to include bindings for Android v3.2.