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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Android] The Deprecation of Froyo
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:43:47 GMT
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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).  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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