Google Play’s target API policy (Target API level requirements for Google Play apps - Play Console Help) says that every August they update the minimum target API for two things.
One is the minimum API for allowing new apps to be submitted.
The other is the minimum API for allowing apps to be updated.
By August 31, 2023, new apps must target Android 13 (API level 33), while existing apps must target Android 12 (API level 31). “Existing apps must target API level 31 or above to remain available to users on devices running Android OS higher than your app’s target API level. Apps that target API level 30 or below (target API level 29 or below for Wear OS), will only be available on devices running Android OS same or lower than your apps’ target API level.”
In general, new apps and app updates must target an API level within one year from the latest Android OS version, or they risk not being made available for newer Android devices in the Google Play store.
The current android-project/app/build.gradle source shows the targetSdkVersion to be 31.
I haven’t investigated yet if there are any code or configuration changes needed to be compatible with the newer API (I’m hoping most of this doc Behavior changes: Apps targeting Android 13 or higher | Android Developers is either easy or irrelevant), but is there current development along these lines to ensure that SDL is ready each August for Google Play’s policy updates?