In order to be able to release an app / update in the Play Store, at least the following requirements must be met:
- The version code is higher than the current version.
packageNameis the same (as the previous / original one).
- The keystore is identical (with the previous / initial version).
targetSdkVersioncorresponds to the minimum SDK required by Google
(4a) from Aug 2021: SDK 30 for new apps and from Nov 2021 also for updates)
(4b) from Aug 2022: SDK 31 for new apps and from Nov 2022 also for updates).
(4c) from Aug 31, 2023: SDK 33
- If you published your App (as APK) before Aug 2021, you can still use / upload an APK.
Otherwise you must upload an AAB file.