8.9.2021 | Google confirmed plans to block Android 2.3 devices from signing-in
Google has confirmed plans to block users from signing in with their Google Account on Android 2.3 and lower devices. Google says it’s now withdrawing support for the platform “as part of our going efforts to keep our users safe”.
In February 2017, it suspended Google Pay contactless payments from working on any handsets running Android 2.3. From September 27, the Californian company has confirmed plans to block all users from signing in with a Google Account.
Later this month, users who try to login to their Android device will receive a username and password error – even though the details they have entered will be correct. Trying to add a Google Calendar or Gmail account to the settings menu of the device will also trigger the same error. A number of other popular Google-made apps that rely on the Google Account, including YouTube, Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar, and more, will also stop working.