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Ancient Android Phone? You Won’t Sign in to Google after September 27

Have An Ancient Android Phone? You Won’t Be Able To Sign in to Google After September 27th

Google is completely killing support for very old Androids.

The tech giant recently announced, “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 starting September 27th, 2021.  If you sign into your device after September 28th, you may get username or password errors when you try to use Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.”

Android 2.3.7 runs on Android Gingerbread, which came out in December 2010.

And if you’re still using an older phone, there is some hope, as devices which can be updated to a newer Android version (3.0+ or higher), will still be compatible with Google.

Mashable notes, “Realistically, no one should be using a device this old anyways, for security reasons—bugs and issues pile up over time, as do the chances of having your device infected with malware.”

Learn more, here:  (Mashable)

  • Starting September 27th, 2021, Android users running Android 2.3.7 or any earlier version, will no longer be able to sign into Google products and services—Android 2.3.7 runs on Android Gingerbread, which came out in December 2010
  • Google says it’s due to “our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe”—but if you have an older device and you can upgrade the software to Android version (3.0+ or higher) you can avoid the issue without getting a newer device

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