From Monday, Google will stop providing Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and some other famous apps from all the phones that are using an outdated version of Android. If someone tries to sign in, they won’t be able to do so.
Any phone having Android 2.3.7 or a lower version will not be able to use Google’s suite of apps, which was launched in December 2010.
Google in a statement said, “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 27, 2021. If you sign in to your device after September 27, you may get username or password errors when you try to use Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.”
The list of apps that won’t be working on the devices with the outdated OS are YouTube, Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar among others.
Thus, Google has requested the users to update to Android 3.0 or higher versions if the device supports it so that they can use these apps on their devices. In case they are not updated then there will be sign-in errors when users try to use these apps.
The models affected by this are 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.
If at all the users aren’t able to update the OS then they can use the web browser to log in to their Google account and use some of the services.