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Updated the README.android file stating the required API level and re…

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gabomdq committed Mar 4, 2013
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Requirements:

Android SDK
Android SDK (version 10 or later)
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Android NDK r4 or later
http://developer.android.com/sdk/ndk/index.html

Minimum API Level supported by SDL: 10 (Android 2.3.3)

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How the port works
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When you're done instrumenting with valgrind, you can disable the wrapper:
adb shell setprop wrap.org.libsdl.app ""

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Why is API level 10 the minimum required?
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Support for OpenGL ES/ES2 applications was introduced in the NDK for API level 9,
which has since then been obsoleted, and the recommendation to developers was to
bump the required level to 10.
As of this writing, according to http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html
about 90% of the existing Android devices support an API level 10 or higher.

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