The world’s largest content management system WordPress has announced they would stop supporting Android 2.3 Gingerbread after May 2014, naming an important drop in the use and rapid development of the app.
For the next the leading web development software will not supportive for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, they recognized that the new WordPress mobile apps will require Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 to the latest version Android KitKat 4.4.x. The company take this step after a study declared that the use of Gingerbread is declined in the past few months.
The stats shows that among Android user there are only 10% are Gingerbread users.
WordPress officials thinks to move on the larger audience is more sensible as compare to focus on the less users, that’s why they are going stop supporting Android’s previously released versions. They think they can add better features to enhance the working capability of WordPress users on their mobile devices.
They think more than 90% of WordPress users are paying “Gingerbread Tax”, that would not be available more, they will continue to stop older devices, which is started from version 2.9 of WordPress for Android.
The officials advised to the users of older Android versions to move on latest versions if they are attached with WordPress and want to keep continue their WordPress browsing, however their previous app will still available on Google Play from where you can get but, but it would have less features as compare to the new one.