Users who have a smartphone or tablet with a old version of android, they will no longer be able to log into their Google account. Anyone who has a device with Android 2.3.7 (the version called Gingerbread) will no longer be able to use the Play Store and all Google services starting September 27th.
Google prevents login to the account on older Android smartphones
According to a support document found by Liliputing, Google will block old Android devices from accessing the account. In the document we read: “As part of our effort to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices running Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27, 2021. By logging into your device after September 27, you can find your username or password when you try to use Google products or services such as Gmail, YouTube e Maps“.
This decision will concern devices released over ten years ago, which now have obvious limitations in terms of hardware as well as software. But since there are over three billion Android devices in the world, ranging from smartphones to tablets to any other device, there will be a good number of users who will have problems with it.
Users who still intend to use their old devices will still be able to use some of Big G’s services. For example, your browser login remains unchanged. And from the browser you can access many of Google’s services, even if not in the simple and system-integrated way provided by the apps. So you will still be able to read emails or consult a map, only it will be through a Chrome page.
I device from Android 3.0 Honeycomb onwards they can continue to use all the features by Google. So whoever has the ability to update, could do it to avoid problems. Honeycomb debuted in February 2011, so it’s already ten years old. You won’t have the latest features but at least you can watch a YouTube video in peace.