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From Jesse <>
Subject Re: [Android] Proposal: Deprecate/No-Op Battery Plugin
Date Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:30:58 GMT
Can we drop our support for the battery plugin entirely? Let the community take over if they
want it?
I would rank it very low in use among our supported plugins, but it does probably still need
to exist. 

> On Mar 24, 2015, at 9:46 AM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
> Hey
> So, right now our current Battery Plugin on Android is actually considered
> harmful to devices and shouldn't be used.  It seems that the Chrome team
> has implemented the Battery Spec in Chromium 38.  This can be tested with
> this simple JSBin here:
> The problem is that Android WebView on Lollipop that's installable from the
> Play Store is at 37, and of course I don't even have to mention earlier
> Android versions that we support, some of which don't even support Chromium.
> However, the latest Crosswalk does support the Battery Spec, so we have two
> options:
> 1. Implement a plugin for the non-Crosswalk use case, knowing that it'll be
> obsolete for Future Android.  We always intend to do this, but this never,
> ever happens.
> 2. We drop support the Battery Plugin for Android since nothing in this
> case is better than something that's actively draining your battery.
> What do people think of this?
> Joe

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