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From Lorin Beer <lorin.beer....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Android] The Deprecation of Froyo
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:58:09 GMT
+1 for dropping

Steve found a Nexus One in his filing cabinet last week, wonder what that
was running ...


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Tommy-Carlos Williams
<tommy@devgeeks.org>wrote:

> Hahahah…
>
> It was on "Catch of the Day" (an Australian daily deals type site).
>
> Ideos X1 - Android 2.2
>
>
>
>
> On 11/04/2013, at 7:43 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Was this on Craigslist?
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:16 PM, tommy-carlos Williams
> > <tommy@devgeeks.org> wrote:
> >> 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).
>  AnywhoŠ
> >>>>> 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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