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From tommy-carlos Williams <to...@devgeeks.org>
Subject Re: [Android] The Deprecation of Froyo
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:16:39 GMT
I saw a 2.2 device for sale the other day. I had a sad. 

+1 for dropping it. 

On 11/04/2013, at 6:11, Lucas Holmquist <lholmqui@redhat.com> wrote:

> On our AeroGear project, the lowest thing we support on android is 2.3,  so +1 for removing
> On Apr 10, 2013, at 3:47 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
> 
>> Lets give this a few days to make sure we're not about hurt anyone.
>> 
>> (I'm in favor of removing support.)
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Michael Wolf <Michael.Wolf@cynergy.com>wrote:
>> 
>>> Fwiw I wasn't saying 2.3, but 2.2.  The consideration of supporting 2.3
>>> goes based on who your consumer base is, and if 2.3 is worth it (had
>>> several customers recently where this is a serious discussion).  AnywhoÅ 
>>> loosing 2.2 I don't think would hurt the community greatly.
>>> 
>>> mw
>>> 
>>> On 4/10/13 2:54 PM, "Joe Bowser" <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Anyone who thinks we don't need 2.3 support needs to look at what I
>>>> was considering purchasing for my US phone when on road trips to weird
>>>> places like Idaho:
>>> http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/prepay/getPhoneDetail.do?item=prepayIte
>>>> m&selectedPhoneId=6093&selectedPlanCatId=4997
>>>> 
>>>> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Michael Wolf <Michael.Wolf@cynergy.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Generally we are pushing clients to not touch anything lower than 2.3
>>>>> (And
>>>>> having serious discussions about their need for 2.3 support).  So from
a
>>>>> cordova users perspective this wouldn't bother me.
>>>>> 
>>>>> mw
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 4/10/13 2:10 PM, "Joe Bowser" <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Android 2.2 is a pain point because we only have one device in the
>>>>>> Vancouver office that is on that version of Android (LG Optimus 3D).
>>>>>> I'm sure that other places have more of them, but they are becoming
>>>>>> increasingly rare, and I'd rather us only have to test 2.3 and higher
>>>>>> when we prepare for a release.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Braden Shepherdson
>>>>>> <braden@chromium.org> wrote:
>>>>>>> Do we have a picture of what this would gain us? What are the
pain
>>>>>>> points
>>>>>>> in terms of bugs or missing APIs between 2.2 and 2.3? I have
the vague
>>>>>>> impression that there are several things, but I actually don't
know.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> If there are advantages, I'm all for it.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Braden
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Hey
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Good news everyone! Android 2.2 (Froyo) has dipped below
5%.  This
>>>>>>>> means that we can safely drop support for this version of
Android and
>>>>>>>> set our lower bound to Android 2.3.  The cool thing about
this is
>>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>> we will only support devices that you can actually buy in
a store at
>>>>>>>> this point, which I think is something that we should aim
towards.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Honestly, if Key Lime Pie figured out a way to get 4.x functionality
>>>>>>>> on single-core devices, that'd be awesome, but I highly doubt
it. :(
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> So, what do people think about getting rid of Froyo support?
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Joe
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