Help upgrading to meet new policies

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Sep 28, 2014, 7:47:59 AM9/28/14

I feel embarrassed to having to ask this question but after 4 years developing android apps and enabling admob for them I have to say that I simply can't understand the online documentation anymore :(

I have a set of apps that were migrated from the old admob to the new one during the past summer, I still have the legacy add unit ids and Admob SDK 6.4.1. I want to start upgrading everything to the new ad units and the new Admob SDK or whatever that is.

I go through the available documentation and it may b the poor Spanish translation I get redirected to or who knows but I don't even know the platform I am in (Admob(Google Play) or Admob(6.4.1 or previous)).

Then I have the concern of what do I do with my Android 2.2 users, any thoughts on what can I do to keep supporting them?

Thanks in advance for your answers and again sorry for firing such an (I suppose) easy question.

William Ferguson

Sep 29, 2014, 5:56:10 PM9/29/14
 You can keep your Android 2.2 users. You just can't serve them ads with Admob anymore. But since they typically account for less than 1% of the population and are falling, do you really care that you can't serve them ads?


Amy Quispe (AdMob SDK Team)

Oct 1, 2014, 2:35:40 PM10/1/14
Hi Diego,

The old deprecated SDK is Android 6.4.1 or lower. The new one is Google Play Services. 

Maybe this play migration guide can help you out?

Also if you have any specific questions feel free to ask them here.

Your can keep your Android 2.2 users by not serving them ads, like William said. Alternatively, the old version of your app should still serve ads, but they won't be able to upgrade to newer versions.

Hope this helps.

Amy Quispe
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