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From Tommy-Carlos Williams <to...@devgeeks.org>
Subject Re: [Android] The Deprecation of Froyo
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:53:01 GMT
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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