Whenever a new system update arrives or a new update to your favorite app, security enhancements are coming to protect our data from possible attacks, so when we are using very old versions we are not not protected.
And that’s what Google will start avoiding starting in September, as the company announced that in just under two months, older devices won’t be able to use Google apps.
Old mobiles will become more useless
Google has started warning users who have been using mobile phones for more than ten years that from September 27, Google apps will not be able to sign in with your user account. Google sign-in will not be supported on Android 2.3.7 or earlier.
This means that mobiles with Android 1.0, 1.1, 1.5 Cupcake, 1.6 Donut, 2.0 Eclair, 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread will no longer be able to use the old Google applications. This will give an error in the connection and they will stop syncing your data with our Google account.
Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 hit the market in September 2011, with what more than a decade later is a good time to turn off vulnerable and outdated Google apps that still worked today.
For the less than 1% of users who are still using a very old device, Google advises them that in order to access Gmail and other of its services, they will need to do so through the compatible web browser.
Via | 9to5Google