Ravi Rupareliya Ravi Rupareliya - 7 months ago 34
Android Question

Update android SDK : install latest platform to implement new APIs such as "ShortcutManager"

Here i am performing demo for Android Shortcuts introduces in android nougat App Shortcuts

I have used following code to create app shortcut

ShortcutManager shortcutManager;
if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= android.os.Build.VERSION_CODES.M) {
shortcutManager = getSystemService(ShortcutManager.class);
ShortcutInfo shortcut;
if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= android.os.Build.VERSION_CODES.N_MR1) {
shortcut = new ShortcutInfo.Builder(this, "second_shortcut")
.setIcon(Icon.createWithResource(this, R.mipmap.ic_launcher))
.setIntent(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,

But here i am getting compile time error
cannot resolve symbol ShortcutManager

Here is my

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
compileSdkVersion 24
buildToolsVersion "24.0.3"
defaultConfig {
minSdkVersion 9
targetSdkVersion 24
buildTypes {
release {
minifyEnabled false
proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'

dependencies {
compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:24.2.1'


You need to update your dependency because ShortcutManager is added in API 25 as mentioned here so you should update/install the below components for API 25

  • Build-Tools
  • Install API 25 platform
  • Android Support Respository
  • SDK Tools
  • SDK Platform Tools

and make the necessary changes in your build-gradle file as show in the image too :

Update your following project’s values to 25

  • compileSdkVersion
  • buildToolsVersion

Follow the link to see the features updates provided in API 25 (v7.1)

And eventually it will look this, with succesful build using ShortcutManager

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There are some other crucial packages you might want to update too

  • USB drivers : For USB device debugging
  • Play service : For latest APIs added in Google maps,google+ etc
  • System images : To practice with latest AVD devices
  • Android Support Repository : Support libraries for android devices,TV etc
  • Google Repository : For features Firebase, Google Maps, Games achievements and leaderboards