Google Is Ending Support For Devices Running Android 2.3.7 Or Lower Versions
Google has rolled out a very important notice for users running Android 2.3.7 devices or lower. The tech giant is ending support for all these devices this year itself. Moreover, the devices that come under the Mountain View tech giant’s blacklist are Android 1.0, 1.1, 1.5 Cupcake, 1.6 Donut, 2.0 Eclair, 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread. Devices running any of these decade old Android versions or the Android 2.3.7 will be losing Google support very soon.
Moreover, Google has announced this in an email sent out to people who are using these outdated devices. the tech giant has revealed that from September 27, it shall be ending support for all such devices. Users of these devices will no longer be able to sign in to their account using Google services. What this basically means is that these devices will technically become useless. In order to use Google’s Gmail, YouTube, PlayStore, Drive and more, users have to upgrade their devices to at least Android 3.0.
Google Ending Support For Android 2.3.7 Devices: What More?
The mail that Google sent out to users of such outdated devices reads, “Signing in to your account on Google apps will no longer be supported on phones with Android 2.3.7 or lower September 27th.” According to the support page of the tech giant, the following actions will result in users of such devices to see the “username or password error”:
- Trying to sign in to Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps
- Moreover, adding or trying to create a new Google account
- While trying to perform a factory reset and has to sign in
- Changing the account password to signs the user out of all devices and trying to sign in again
- Removing their account from the device and trying to re-add it
However, users of such devices can access the Google search engine, Drive, Gmail and other services by the tech giant via the mobile web browser. Moreover, users of these devices can take the help of the Android web browser from back in the day. Google Chrome will obviously not be supported either.
Additionally, the tech giant has taken this initiative to improve the overall security of their customers. Android devices that are running on decade old software have zero security. This makes such users very easy to target during data breaches. Moreover, if the devices do not come with Android 3.0 support, users have to get a new mobile phone. However, that should not be difficult at all as there are tons of budget friendly devices that run on top-of-the-line software and at least Android 9 these days.
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