Over the years, using a very old version of an operating system can lead to security problems for the user. And it is to ensure that Google has taken the latest step.
Google will block logins on Android 2.3.7 (or earlier) from September 27th
The Mountain View tech started sending emails to users. This warns them that from the end of September it will not be possible to log into their Google accounts on devices running Android versions 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) or earlier.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow logins on Android 2.3.7 devices or below as of September 27, 2021. If you log in to your device after September 27, you will be able to get username or password errors when trying to use Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube and Maps,” writes Zak Pollack in official statement to Google.
It is important to note that “if your device can be upgraded to a newer version of Android (3.0+)” it is recommended that you do so “to maintain access to Google apps and services on that device”.
Still, if your device cannot be upgraded to a newer version, there is a way around the situation. You can try to login to your Google account from the browser of the device in question, and have access to some of the services.
Either way, it's good to remember that using such an old version of Android can result in security issues. This version of Android was released on December 6, 2010. The latest stable version of the operating system is Android 11, released in 2020.
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