Google has begun sending emails notifying users that support for older versions of Android is about to end. According to one such email shared on r / Android (via 9to5Google), You can’t sign in to the Google app if you’re using a phone running Android version 2.3.7 or lower From September of this year.
Google Ends Support for Gingerbread Phones
New restrictions Will be released on September 27th.. The affected Android versions are:
- Android 1.0 / 1.1
- Android 1.5 cupcake
- Android 1.6 donut
- Android 2.0 / 2.1 Eclair
- Android 2.2 – 2.2.3 Frozen yogurt
- Android 2.3 – 2.3.7 Gingerbread
From that perspective, Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread was released in September 2011. “As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow logins to Android devices running Android 2.3.7 and below after September 27, 2021. When you log in to your device, you may get a username or password error when you try to use Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps. “ Read Google’s support page.
Google points out some scenarios where you get a login error when you try to log in to a Google app or service from your old Gingerbread phone.
- Try to sign in by performing a factory reset of the device.
- If you change your password on the device or another device, you will sign out elsewhere. When I try to sign in again, I get an error message.
- Delete the account from the device and add it again.
- Create an account on your device.
These changes by Google won’t affect most Android users, but can be disappointing for some users who still value older Android phones. When was the last time you used your Gingerbread Android phone? Please let us know in the comments below.