This row of Android : Google has ensured that millions of old Android cellphones will not be able to access services, such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and others.
The blocking of Google services on Android phones has started since September 27, 2021, and applies to mobile phone users who are still running Android 2.3.7 or Gingerbread.
“As part of efforts to keep users safe, Google will no longer allow logins on Android phones running Android OS 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27, 2021,” a company spokesperson said.
This row of Android Users who try to sign in to legacy Android devices will receive a warning that the username and password are incorrect, even though they have entered correctly.
“Discontinued support for Android 2.3 as part of our efforts to keep users safe,” Google said of the termination of support for Android 2.3.
The same error also occurs if the user tries to add a Google Calendar or Gmail account in the device’s Settings menu.
In addition, other popular Google applications that rely on Google accounts such as YouTube, Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar, and others will also stop working on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
List of HP Android 2.3 Gingerbread:
Sony Xperia Advance
Acer Liquid Z and Duo
Sony Xperia Go
Sony Xperia ion
Sony Xperia Sola
Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE
Sony Xperia P
Sony Xperia S
LG Prada 3.0
Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE
Google Block Access on Android
With this, Google will make it almost impossible to use this device. Users also can’t update apps from the Play Store, sync contacts, and more.
The device can still be used, but will be very limited. For example, a user will only access the web through a browser or run a simple application.
Users Asked to Update OS or Change Smartphone
In order to continue to use these applications, users must upgrade their OS to Android 3.0.
If the user hasn’t updated the OS, it’s unlikely that they will be able to update it to the latest Android version.
Therefore, it is better for users to buy a new Android smartphone. Another option that can be done is to open YouTube, Gmail, and others through the device’s default browser.