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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Deprecation Wars: ICS vs Gingerbread
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:02:23 GMT
Those are the exact people the Android One program is meant to target.  I
rounded up when I stated the price of these devices.

On Tue Jan 13 2015 at 10:42:38 AM Victor Sosa <sosah.victor@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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