A lot of us are still stuck on old Android smartphone or have them lying around the house as a backup phone. While they still might hold us for basic purposed, Google has decided to introduce some major restrictions to the phones that would more or less render your devices obsolete.
According to an announcement made by the company, you will not be able to sign in to your Google account on devices that are running Android 2.3.7 and earlier. The decision is going into effect from 27th September, 2021, and is being done to improve the overall security.
Google has talked about how signing into your Google account after the date would probably provide alerts with username or password errors. This is often going to extend to a bunch of Google’s services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
Google suggests that you simply should plow ahead and upgrade your phone that’s running Gingerbread or earlier just in case you’ve got not already. However, this seems to be the foremost unlikely case as people have upgraded their phones tons more regularly. Google has also stated that you simply will still log into your Google account and Gmail through the online browser if you can’t update to the newest Android OS.
While this might upset some users, it’s a clear situation and something that Google would have done a method or another. Older Android versions are less secure, but thanks to the shortage of official support from Google, they’re also tons more vulnerable. Having a Google account logged into them is simply differently of maliciously getting access to whatever is stored on their phone.