From now on, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and some other applications will not work on millions of smartphones. Google has made such a decision considering the safety of the users. This decision will be effective in the case of smartphones running the older Android operating system.
According to a report in India’s technology media Gazette Now, Google has taken new steps to ensure the safety and security of users. As a result of this move, Google’s services may not be used on any device running Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread or below. To use all of Google’s popular apps, users need to have at least Android 3 installed.
Google’s community manager Jack Polak said users of Android 2.3.8 or lower will not be allowed to sign in to Android as part of their efforts to keep users safe. This policy will be effective from September 26. If you want to use services like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps on the device after September 26, the username or password will show wrong. For this reason, if you have the opportunity to update to the latest version of Android on your device, I suggest you do it. Then you can use all Google apps again.
Google regularly brings new versions of Android. As a result, the support of the old versions is stopped regularly. Older versions of Android are a favorite of bugs and hackers. That’s why Google always advises users to use the latest version.
By the way, Android 2.3.8 or Gingerbread was released in September 2011. If you have this version powered device you can easily update. Go to Advanced Options from System Options to update. From there go to system update and update the device.