Google has announced that it is withdrawing support for Maps, Gmail, YouTube and several other apps starting today for millions of smartphones using an older version of Android. Smartphones running Android 2.3.7 or earlier won’t be able to sign in to apps when you try to use them. Also Read – Google Warns Chrome Users Of A Major Security Threat: Check If You Are Affected, How To Stay Safe
To recall, Android 2.3.7 was launched back in December 2010. Now more than 10 years later, Google has announced that it will no longer allow Android 2.3.7 or lower users to access its suite of apps. Also read- Google’s 23rd birthday today, animated cake doodle made
“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 as of September 27, 2021. If you If you sign in to your device after September, you may receive username or password errors when you try to use Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube and Maps,” the company said in a statement. Also Read – WhatsApp will stop working for Android phones, iPhones: Check if your phone is on the list
Google is recommending that users update to Android 3.0 or above to continue using its apps and services.
Whereas users who cannot update to Android 3.0 or above will not be able to access these services using the respective app. They can still log into their Google account and access some of these services, such as YouTube, Maps, Gmail and others, using their device’s web browser.
List of Google apps that will stop working, Phones affected
The list of apps that stop working includes YouTube, Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar and more.
Owners of Sony Xperia Advance, Lenovo K800, Sony Xperia Go, Vodafone Smart II, Samsung Galaxy S2, Sony Xperia P, LG Spectrum, Sony Xperia S, LG Prada 3.0, HTC Velocity, HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Fire, and Motorola XT532, Have been informed that their phones will be affected by this development as they cannot update.
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