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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: [Android] Android versioning phase-out (2.1 and 3.x)??
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:24:03 GMT
+1 for dropping 2.1
+1 for dropping 3.whatever-it-was honeycomb

...in 2.2 or should we issue a general warning and wait a couple of releases?


On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
> Apparently the wifi tablets were only updated last week to ICS (the 3G
> updates came first). Also, manual update:
> http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-tab-10-1-p7510-android-4-0-4-ics-uelpl-update-official-110369/
>
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Verizon just announced today (yes today!):
>> http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/09/17/verizon-galaxy-tab-10-1-ice-cream-sandwich-update-rolling-out-now/
>>
>> T-mobile announced 2 weeks back:
>> http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/03/t-mobile-samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-android-ics-update/
>>
>> Apparently its available in Canada since end of August 2012:
>> http://www.androidcentral.com/telus-bell-and-rogers-samsung-galaxy-tab-101-andoid-404-updates-now-available
>> http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/GeneralCareSupport/message-id/355
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM, Simon MacDonald
>> <simon.macdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Me either. My Galaxy 10.1 Tab is still running 3.1.
>>>
>>> Simon Mac Donald
>>> http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Funny, I never got that update.
>>>> On Sep 17, 2012 5:34 PM, "Anis KADRI" <anis.kadri@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Talking about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Anis KADRI <anis.kadri@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> > That was last year and Samsung has updated them to 4.0.3 :-)
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> >> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Brion Vibber <bvibber@wikimedia.org>
>>>>> >> wrote:
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > I would not mind dropping 2.1; our apps for Wikipedia have
been 2.2+
>>>>> >> anyway
>>>>> >> > due to breakages in the 2.1 browser.
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > 3/3.2 would be slightly sad to miss only because there
are Honeycomb
>>>>> >> > tablets that haven't received ICS updates, including my
Galaxy Tab
>>>>> 10.1
>>>>> >> but
>>>>> >> > ... let's be honest there's not a lot of them out there.
I'm not sure
>>>>> >> how
>>>>> >> > to blacklist those particular versions in the AndroidManifest
however
>>>>> >> while
>>>>> >> > still being compatible with 2.2/2.3...
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> That's a very good point.  I'm almost convinced that the 3.1
on
>>>>> >> Google's dashboard is literally the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
devices
>>>>> >> that Google gave away at IO a couple of years ago that were
pretty
>>>>> >> much orphaned by Samsung because they had a broken build.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> By far, Honeycomb was probably the worst version of Android
ever, and
>>>>> >> I've been using it since 1.0 and remember how bad 2.0 was when
it
>>>>> >> first came out on the Droid/Milestone.  We can't even deprecate
it
>>>>> >> cleanly.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>>

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