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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: [Android] The Deprecation of Froyo
Date Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:24:35 GMT
+1 DROP!


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:

> My Nexus One latest upgradeable OS is 2.3.6
>
> +1 for dropping fwiw
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Lorin Beer <lorin.beer.dev@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > +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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