Google has announced that as of September 27, 2021, it will no longer allow logging in on devices running Android 2.3.7 or lower. The company cut Play support for such devices a few years ago and has now doubled down on its efforts. To keep users safe with limited performance of Android devices for nearly a decade.
Many users may have tripped and forgotten about the slider, but those who still keep their Android Gingerbread phones and tablets should know that Google doesn't allow them to access their software and services from next month.
In a support document (via Bleeping Computer), Android Community Administrator Zach Pollack notes that users will be able to receive username or password errors by logging into apps like YouTube, Gmail, and Maps starting next month. Start on devices with Android 2.3.7 (latest Gingerbread) or lower.
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It seems that the accounts you are already logged in will not be affected by it. However, doing things like resetting the account, changing the account password, logging out and logging in, or creating a new account on these old devices will block their access to Google apps and services.
Second, users will not be able to upgrade their gingerbread devices to Android 3.0 (tablet exclusive Honeycomb version) or later to avoid this limitation. Some Google services will have access.
Older Android fans are also aware that they can use their older devices after Google's deadline, by installing custom ROMs. This method may not be popular with newer devices, but it is a powerful alternative to storing old Android phones and tablets.
Google will stop supporting Android Gingerbread and older devices next month