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From "Andres Zsogon (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-12914) Drop Support for Android JellyBean
Date Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:04:00 GMT


Andres Zsogon commented on CB-12914:

I understand perfectly, and we are millions away from the 5% threshold yet. Also remember
that the _only 7%_ means *140.000.000 active devices worldwide*. That's more than twice the
entire population from the UK, or equivalent to the population of Japan.

A minimum of support for 4.x should be kept for a time by all means possible, as a courtesy
to those millions of users that can't afford USD 1000 for a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for the

> Drop Support for Android JellyBean
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-12914
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: cordova-android
>            Reporter: Simon MacDonald
>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
>              Labels: android-next
>             Fix For: 7.0.0
> In cordova-android 7.0.0 we will be dropping support for any Android API level before
19 (Android KitKat).
> We should update the default tempate to indicate the minSdkLevel is 19 and check for
any conditional code that checks for API level less than 19 and adds any special cases.

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