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From Victor Sosa <sosah.vic...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Deprecation Wars: ICS vs Gingerbread
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:41:07 GMT
Well... Not trying to create a polemic here, but you can ask that to
persons who earn $10USD a day, and yes, many of these persons have a
very-old-yet-cheap smartphone

2015-01-13 12:33 GMT-06:00 Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>:

> Agreed.  That would mean that 3.7.x would be the last release where we
> support Android 2.3.x.  I don't think that MozillaView is in a good enough
> state for us to recommend that path to users.  At this point, I can say
> that the owners of these 78 million phones should buy a new phone.  It's
> not like a phone running KitKat can't be bought for $100.
>
> On Tue Jan 13 2015 at 10:26:17 AM Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>
> > I agree, we're not really supporting these devices, and it is
> disingenuous
> > of the project to advertise that we do. Any apps concerning themselves
> with
> > privacy/security won't be targeting or testing on those devices either.
> >
> > I think a clean break w/ the message 4.x === 4.x, coupled with many
> > webviews and we have a very solid forward looking release.
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Does it really matter?  I think Joe summarized it best, we can only
> claim
> > > to support what is actually being supported (aka actively tested,
> > actively
> > > maintained).  Market share doesn't impact that.
> > >
> > > Not that we should not actively break 2.3 support, but with 3.7 on the
> > > horizon, and big changes coming in 4.0, it would be nice to signal that
> > as
> > > the last version supporting 2.3 and have us be free to make changes
> that
> > > cannot be compatible with the older version.
> > >
> > > -Michal
> > >
> > > On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > So, where are these numbers coming from?  Can we get a breakdown by
> > > region?
> > > >
> > > > On Tue Jan 13 2015 at 3:30:23 AM Marcel Kinard <cmarcelk@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Another stat: Forbes estimates that the existing number of Android
> > > phones
> > > > > is 1.56 billion. Five percent of that is 78 million.
> > > > >
> > > > > > On Jan 13, 2015, at 1:14 AM, Ally Ogilvie <aogilvie@wizcorp.jp>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > moar stats:
> > > > > > https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/android_os_adoption/
> > > > > from_date:-365,to_date:0
> > > > >
> > > > >
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> > > >
> > >
> >
>



-- 
Victor Adrian Sosa Herrera
IBM Software Engineer
Guadalajara, Jalisco

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