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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: [Android] The Deprecation of Froyo
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:47:51 GMT
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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