If you’re one of the few people holding on to a device that runs on Android 2.3, this news means that it is time to get a new phone.
Any device running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or earlier will no longer be allowed to sign in to a Google account starting September 27.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the seventh version of Android and was released in 2010. Currently, less than 1% of Android devices run on Gingerbread.
Gingerbread users will not be able to use Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps. Google says that such users will experience login and password issues after September 27.
There is a solution, however. Individuals who would continue to use their Android 2.3.7 smartphones after September 27 to access Google services and products can do so using a web browser.
It’s hard to imagine anyone still using Android 2.3 (Most phones released in 2016 run on Android 6.0). There’re still a few people in that bracket and they may need to get a new device before September ends.
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