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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: [Android] Android versioning phase-out (2.1 and 3.x)??
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:15:16 GMT
I think keeping it above 95% is good.. Not sure. I will abstain from this

On 9/17/12 1:57 PM, "Joe Bowser" <> wrote:

>Currently, we support 99.4% of all Android devices out in the wild.
>That's great, but in reality we're having the following problems with
>this approach:
>1. We are having a tough time finding and keeping Android 2.1 devices
>(most get upgraded to 2.3 or just die)
>2. The devices we do have are over three years old and/or are total
>3. We have a dependency, commons-codec, which we have to currently
>track so that it doesn't break the script.  This JAR is so we can
>support Base64 on Android 2.1. (on 3.7% of all Android devices)
>And those are the problems with supporting Android 2.1 off the top of
>my head, not even getting into the crap state of the Android browser.
>Then there's the Honeycomb tablets:
>1. Hardware acceleration is broken
>So, if we remove support for Honeycomb and Eclair and stick to Froyo,
>Gingerbread, ICS and Jellybean, we should be able to eliminate most of
>our pain points, and only not support 5.8% of Android users.  I don't
>know if this is acceptable, and whether we should continue supporting
>2.1 and 3.x forever, but given that we deprecated support for 1.x, I
>think there's precedent for it.

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