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From Michael Wolf <>
Subject Re: [Android] The Deprecation of Froyo
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:03:46 GMT
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.


On 4/10/13 2:54 PM, "Joe Bowser" <> 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:
>On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Michael Wolf <>
>> Generally we are pushing clients to not touch anything lower than 2.3
>> 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" <> 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
>>><> wrote:
>>>> Do we have a picture of what this would gain us? What are the pain
>>>> 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 <> 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
>>>>> 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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