Just to check: what percentage of Wikipedia Zero users are running Android legacy OS versions?
The WMF Android App team will be ceasing active support for olderdevices soon, namely devices that run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)or older. Our final legacy device release is expected in mid to lateSeptember. This release will remain available on the Google PlayStore for devices running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) through 4.0 (IceCream Sandwich). However, future releases will only target devicesrunning Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich MR1) and higher. * Why this is happeningDevices running Android versions older than 4.0.3 make up less than8% of the Wikipedia for Android install base, and supporting olderdevices requires disproportionate developer time and effort. Focusingour efforts on the most recent and widely used versions will allow usto provide a faster, more stable, and more delightful Wikipediaexperience.* What this means for older devicesEnjoy a stable and beautiful legacy release for as long as you wish.When you're ready for a new device, a sleek and modern app awaits you.* What this means for all other devicesReap the benefits of a Wikipedia for Android experience built to takeadvantage of the latest and greatest Android technology available.-The Wikimedia Android team This will be the final planned legacy device release. Allowanceswill be made to enable back support patches of critical issues. Google Play Developer Console, Current Installs by Device on August20, 2015.
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