Hello community, staff here.
The time has come for us to say farewell to support for Android software Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Also, we'll be saying farewell to support for armv5 processors.
We take deprecating platform versions very seriously but we reluctantly took the decision since a very small percent of our Android users are on Gingerbread, Honeycomb and devices with armv5 processors.
What will happen if I use Gingerbread or Honeycomb?
You will continue to be able to use Spotify. The last version for Android 2.3.x will be Spotify 1.2.5. After that, we won't perform anymore updates to Spotify for this group.
Does this mean you won't take care of these users anymore?
You ask such great questions! As long as we have users on Gingerbread, Honeycomb or armv5 processors, we need to care about giving them a good experience on Spotify. We still plan to do hot-fixes on the app as needed. We're also taking steps to make sure that future back end changes don't "break" support for any of these users.
I really love Gingerbread cookies.
We do too. Unfortunately, that's not a question. Also, its another thing entirely.
If you have any feedback or questions, please post here.