Phonegap Build Cordova Android Version Map

This page maps the Android Levels with Cordova and Phonegap Build (the online tool). This map may need additional updates in the near future.

As of cli-7.0.1, pgb-builder-version is a new preference for Phonegap Build. See the notes below.

Phonegap Build for Android Android Phonegap Version Cordova Release Android API-Levels Equivalent Android Version Android Code Name
- - - 28 9 Pie
Phonegap Build for Android Android Phonegap Version Cordova Release Supported Android API-Levels Equivalent Android Version Android Code Name
cli-8.0.0 7.0.0 7.X.X (7.0.0) 19 - 27 4.4 - 8.1 Oreo
Nougat
Marshmallow
Lollipop
KitKat
cli-7.1.0
cli-7.0.1 £
cli-6.5.0
cli-6.4.0
6.3.0
6.2.3
6.1.2
6.1.0
6.X.X 16 - 26 4.1 - 8.0.0 Oreo
Nougat
Marshmallow
Lollipop
KitKat
Jelly Bean
cli-6.3.1
cli-6.3.0
cli-6.2.0
cli-6.1.0
cli-6.0.0
5.2.2
5.2.1
5.1.1
5.1.1
5.1.0
5.X.X 14 - 23 4.0 - 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Lollipop
KitKat
Jelly Bean
Ice Cream Sandwich
- - 4.1.X 14 - 22 4.0 - 5.1 -
- - 4.0.X 10 - 22 2.3.3 - 5.1 -
- - 3.7.X 10 - 21 2.3.3 - 5.0.2 -

- Phonegap CLI maintains seperate versions for each plaform. This version number roughly aligns with Cordova. You can see how it aligns with Phonegap Build on this table

£ - pgb-builder-version: With the release of cli-7.0.1 on PhoneGap Build, we did some refactoring of the build servers which may change how your app behaves. By default, this new builder is used for cli-7.0.1 and above, and the older builder is used for the older versions. However you can explicitly specify which builder to use ("1" for old builder, "2" for new builder). See this blog post for more info.

- This is the default build for Phonegap Build, if phonegap-version not specified.

Note: At this point, I no longer develop or support Apple and iOS. If in the future I do, I will update this table.

pgb-builder-version Notes

As of cli-7.0.1, Phonegap Build now has a new "Builder" tool. It lets Cordova now handle

  • splashscreens and icons
  • manifest templates
  • default config.xml preferences

To use the Old Builder tool
<preference name='pgb-builder-version' value='1' />

To use the New Builder tool
<preference name='pgb-builder-version' value='2' />

See this blog post for more info


Sources

Android Platform Guide
https://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/latest/guide/platforms/android/

Codenames, Tags, and Build Numbers (and release dates)
https://source.android.com/setup/start/build-numbers

Phonegap Build Currently Supported Cordova by Platform
https://build.phonegap.com/current-support

PhoneGap 7.0.1 now on Build, and it includes some important changes
https://blog.phonegap.com/phonegap-7-0-1-now-on-build-and-it-includes-some-important-changes-89087fe465f5

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