confirmed Google inc A number of its most popular apps, including Gmail, Calendar, Google Maps, and YouTube, will stop working on some older Android smartphones starting today.
It seems that Watts of water It won’t be affected by the change as it ditched the older version of Android last year.
The report also revealed that anyone with a smartphone running Android 2.3 will be affected by the change, according to the Express newspaper.
The mobile operating system, which was launched under the “Gingerbread” brand when Google was using candy names for every major Android update, was first introduced in December 2010. Google says it Now withdrawing support from the platform “as part of our efforts to keep the platform secure.” our users. “
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Now, from September 27, 2021, Google is going even further by confirming its intention to prevent all users from signing in to these tools with a Google account.
Users trying to log into their Android device will also receive an incorrect username and password, even though the details they entered will be correct.
Additionally, trying to add a Google Calendar or Gmail account to the device settings menu will also result in the same error.
A number of other popular apps created by the company that rely on a Google account, including YouTube, Google Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar and more, will also stop working.
The solution is in the update
To continue using these apps, you will need to update your smartphone to Android 3.0. However, since not all devices running Android 2.3 are able to upgrade to the next version of the operating system, some users will no longer be able to use these apps. And if you can’t buy a new device, Google offers an alternative solution, using a web browser on Android, where it will be possible to access some of these Google services. However, the apps will be permanently blocked on your phone.
And if you are not sure which version of Android you are using on your device, you can easily check by going to System> Advanced options> System update.
Some of the most popular smartphones still stuck with Android 2.3 include: 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, Motorola XT532.
As the seventh major release for Android, Gingerbread is one of the most popular releases in the history of the platform. It was the first to come up with an annual update plan – a publishing schedule that Google has since adhered to.
The latest version of the operating system, Android 12, is expected to launch in October 2021 on Google’s Pixel smartphones.