Today we’ve been able to learn that Google will prevent logins on some old Android phones starting this September. Google has warned people through the support forums that from September 27, users will not be able to log in to their Google account on mobile phones with Android 2.3.7 or lower.
Old Android phones won’t be able to use some Google services starting this September
Google has decided to go a step further to stop people from using these old devices. The company will directly prevent users from being able to use some of the most important applications such as Gmail, Youtube, Google Maps, etc.
“If you sign into 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,” states Zak Pollack from Google’s support community.
Google prevents logins on old Android phones
Thi limit is set at Android 2.3.7, a version introduced in September 2011. It will be 10 years since its release, Google will consider it a system that is too old. The press release does not explain the reason for this decision, but it is most likely some security reasons. This move by Google might encourage people to use more modern and secure devices.