Should we upgrade the reference Galaxy S4s to Android 5.0?

Benjamin Smedberg bsmedberg at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 10 15:22:16 UTC 2015


We should get as close as possible to what most of our users will have.

--BDS

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Vladan Djeric <vdjeric at mozilla.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> The S4's are prompting us to upgrade to Lollipop, but we may want to
> continue using Android 4.4 if that's what most of our users have.
>
> I asked Roberto to look at Fennec Telemetry to get the Android version
> distribution for S4 devices.
>
> He examined 4389 Fennec Telemetry pings from the North American version of
> the S4 (GT-I9500) submitted on June 9th:
>
> ~50% of pings from KitKat (4.4)
> ~35% of pings from Lollipop (5.0)
> ~15 % Jelly Bean (4.2, 4.2.2, 4.3)
>
> There's opt-in bias with Telemetry as always, but it seems like we should
> upgrade. What do you think?
>
> P.S This is our new contentperf mailing list
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Roberto Agostino Vitillo <rvitillo at mozilla.com>
> Date: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 9:07 AM
> Subject: Re: Fwd: About:telemetry
> To: Vladan Djeric <vdjeric at mozilla.com>
>
>
> Hi Vladan,
>
> Looks like KitKat is the winner:
> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/gist/vitillo/59c7f14eb484d8a38e3a
>
> Roberto
>
> On 9 June 2015 at 22:22:14, Vladan Djeric (vdjeric at mozilla.com) wrote:
> > Hi Roberto,
> >
> > Can you do a Telemetry analysis to find the most popular Android OS
> > versions among Fennec users whose device.manufacturer field = "samsung"
> AND
> > device.model = "GT-I9500"? This is Fennec Telemetry, so it might be a bit
> > different from what you're used to. We need this info to decide which
> > Andorid version to put on the reference Samsung Galaxy 4 hardware we're
> > using for the Content Performance
> > program.
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Vladan
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Aaron Klotz
> > Date: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 5:12 PM
> > Subject: About:telemetry
> > To: Vladan Djeric
> >
> >
> > General Data Click to toggle section
> > General Data Name Value
> > type main
> > id 8c42322c-b4c9-416d-be70-c7365cc15757
> > creationDate 2015-06-09T20:57:13.506Z
> > version 4
> > application.architecture arm
> > application.buildId 20150609081916
> > application.name Fennec
> > application.version 41.0a1
> > application.vendor Mozilla
> > application.platformVersion 41.0a1
> > application.xpcomAbi arm-eabi-gcc3
> > application.channel nightly
> > clientId 533d1ce4-1e39-471d-bc0c-355ffc84a04a
> > Environment Data Click to toggle section
> > build Name Value
> > applicationId {aa3c5121-dab2-40e2-81ca-7ea25febc110}
> > applicationName Fennec
> > architecture arm
> > buildId 20150609081916
> > version 41.0a1
> > vendor Mozilla
> > platformVersion 41.0a1
> > xpcomAbi arm-eabi-gcc3
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> > cpu.extensions [hasMMX, hasSSE, hasSSE2, hasSSE3, hasSSSE3, hasSSE4A,
> > hasSSE4_1, hasSSE4_2, hasEDSP, hasARMv6, hasARMv7, hasNEON]
> > device.model GT-I9500
> > device.manufacturer samsung
> > device.hardware universal5410
> > device.isTablet false
> > os.name Linux
> > os.version 19
> > os.kernelVersion 3.4.5-3270240
> > os.locale en-US
> > hdd.profile.model null
> > hdd.profile.revision null
> > hdd.binary.model null
> > hdd.binary.revision null
> > hdd.system.model null
> > hdd.system.revision null
> > gfx.D2DEnabled null
> > gfx.DWriteEnabled null
> > gfx.adapters.[0].description Model: GT-I9500, Product: ja3gzs,
> > Manufacturer: samsung, Hardware: universal5410, OpenGL: Imagination
> > Technologies -- PowerVR SGX 544MP -- OpenGL ES 2.0 build 1.10 at 2359475
> > gfx.adapters.[0].vendorID Imagination Technologies
> > gfx.adapters.[0].deviceID PowerVR SGX 544MP
> > gfx.adapters.[0].subsysID null
> > gfx.adapters.[0].RAM null
> > gfx.adapters.[0].driver null
> > gfx.adapters.[0].driverVersion OpenGL ES 2.0 build 1.10 at 2359475
> > gfx.adapters.[0].driverDate null
> > gfx.adapters.[0].GPUActive true
> > settings Name Value
> > blocklistEnabled true
> > e10sEnabled false
> > telemetryEnabled true
> > locale en-US
> > update.channel nightly
> > update.enabled false
> > update.autoDownload true
> > userPrefs.browser.cache.disk.capacity 204800
> > defaultSearchEngine google
> > addons Name Value
> > activePlugins []
> > activeGMPlugins.gmp-gmpopenh264.version 1.3
> > activeGMPlugins.gmp-gmpopenh264.userDisabled false
> > activeGMPlugins.gmp-gmpopenh264.applyBackgroundUpdates 1
> > persona null
> >
>
>
>
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Benjamin Smedberg
Engineering Manager, Firefox
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