Yeah the fragmentation is really bad, Those stats reckon just over 30% of users are below Android 5, so usig software before 2014…
Supporting the old devices while developing apps gets interesting, such a variety of hardware available and you can still buy tablets with 6.0 (probably even lower) installed.
Google Play will require that new apps target at least Android 8.0 (API level 26) from August 1, 2018, and that app updates target Android 8.0 from November 1, 2018.
I use Android 5 as the minimum target when building apps but even some of those devices are just too damn slow with all the other stuff people put on them
Compare that to Apple where almost all the devices are on the latest version or will be at some point. The only awkward bit is was when they threw in a notch.
Going to try out the digital well-being