Google will be ending support for Android versions older than 4.4 KitKat and older than the new Android version 6.0 Marshmallow. This means that if you are using an Android phone older than 4.4 KitKat, you will not be able to use Google apps and services like Gmail, Maps, Chrome, or YouTube.
Android users are receiving emails from Google warning that devices running Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) and earlier, will no longer be able to log into Google Accounts after September 30. On older devices, this can cause difficulties with accessing company services and proprietary apps.
As part of Google’s efforts to protect its users, Android Help Community Manager Zak Pollack explained this change will no longer allow sign-ins on devices running Android version 2.3.7 or lower.
Attempting to use Gmail, YouTube, and Maps after September 27 will result in username or password errors.
You will find it much harder to interact with the device if you cannot log into your Google account. Along with apps and services, users will no longer be able to create new Google accounts, reset their accounts, change their passwords, etc. All devices running Android versions released prior to December 2010 fall under this rule.
The affected devices should be updated and/or upgraded to more recent models, if possible. When it comes to Android 12, the new version is expected to launch this fall.
A new version of android 12 is here with new innovations
With Android 12 expected to be ready in the fall, Google is well on its way. Among the many new features in Beta 3 for Android 12 are the ability to scroll through screenshots, the ability to search for Universal Apps faster, and the ability to rotate content. Google says this version of Android 12 features the official Android 12 SDK and APIs, meaning there will be no major feature changes.
“Improved and fast auto-rotation” is one of the most exciting features of Android 12 Beta 3. You can now hold your phone in any orientation using the front-facing camera and facial recognition without counting on the accelerometer. The company states that this will be useful for people who work on their bed or couch. This tool can also reduce latency by 25% and can eliminate unwanted auto-rotate triggers.
All privacy advocates will be delighted by Google’s statement that images are neither stored on the device nor sent. Despite this, there is a downside to this feature – constant monitoring by the front camera, which will quickly drain the battery.
Although auto-rotating screenshots are cool, Android users will likely be more interested in taking scrolling screenshots, for example by allowing multiple screens to be captured in one image, as with a web page.
Time to get the new android version for your phone
It’s time to say goodbye to Google apps and services on your old Android version. If you are still using the old Android version, you won’t be able to use the Google apps and services such as Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and Google Play. They will no longer be available to users of old Android versions. If you still want to use the Google app services, you should get a new device or update your old device to a newer version.