If you are one of those people using old Android devices as a souvenir or for some other cause, you might be unable to use them soon. According to a report issued by 91Mobiles, older Android devices working on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or older will not be able to access Google Apps.
The report further added that Android Gingerbread devices and older devices would not sign in to Google applications, including YouTube, Gmail, and so on, beginning from September 27 this year.
Furthermore, users will be able to still sign in from the web. Nevertheless, to evade any problems and troubles with Google Maps or Gmail, users should update to either Android 3.0 or Android 4.0.
The organization added,
“As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27, 2021. If you sign into your device after September 27. You may get username or password errors when you try to use Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.”
How many people are going to impact by this move
Gingerbread and previous Android launches are very old that their small utilization share has been clubbed with the “other” classification for years. On the other hand, the proceed does display examples of Google chopping off fundamental serviceability for older devices. Rather than stopping software or security updates only.
According to the report, the search giant Google stated that the termination of older devices is essential to secure account privacy. The modification suggests that after it has been about ten years. Since a device is launched, Google could stop fundamental help, which could further impact those Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich devices.