Last month, we announced that we would attempt to make Boid compatible with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. We attempted to do so, we got the action bar working with ActionBarSherlock, how ever we ran into a huge array of other problems. These problems include small little functions that you never would expect to have been introduced after Gingerbread (with Honeycomb or ICS), functions which are necessary for Boid to function properly now that we’re so far into development.
Not only are certain functions already written in Boid’s code are incompatible, but also future features that we plan to implement in Boid. These features include contact syncing (with the People app), and username auto-completion. The contact syncing API does not exist on Gingerbread, and this feature is required for us to implement username auto-completion at this point.
So basically, we can’t support Gingerbread because it would break Boid and it significantly limit what we could add in the future. Luckily, these compatibility issues will not happen again— Gingerbread causes problems because the jump from Gingerbread to Honeycomb and beyond was huge (API-wise and look-wise). We plan to support the future (ICS, JellyBean, etc.) not the past, sorry guys and thanks for your understanding.