If you happen to nonetheless have a tool operating Android 2.3.7 (the ultimate model of Gingerbread) or older, Google received’t allow you to sign up to your Google account on that gadget beginning September twenty seventh, in line with a help doc (by way of Liliputing).
“As a part of our ongoing efforts to maintain our customers secure, Google will now not enable sign-in on Android units that run Android 2.3.7 or decrease beginning September 27, 2021,” the corporate says. “If you happen to signal into your gadget after September 27, you could get username or password errors once you attempt to use Google services and products like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.”
To provide you an concept of simply how outdated a tool shall be affected by this variation, Android 2.3.7 was launched almost 10 years in the past. However on condition that there are greater than three billion lively Android units within the wild proper now, this variation will possible have an effect on quite a lot of individuals who would possibly nonetheless be holding on to older tech.
If you happen to’re on Android 2.3.7 or older after that September twenty seventh deadline, you’ll nonetheless be capable of use some Google companies when you’re logged in in your gadget’s browser, in line with Google. However units on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) will proceed to have the ability to log in to Google accounts, the corporate says, so in case your older gadget could be up to date, you would possibly wish to try this.