There are electronic devices that are losing relevance every day in the face of new technologies that others are showing. Recently, Google announced that some Android phones will be less effective with the new functionality available in the operating system from September 27 this year.
The company said in a statement that users with devices running Android 2.3.7 or lower will not be able to sign in to their Google Account.
This directly indicates that they will not be able to use applications such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and Play Store.
“If you sign in to your device after September 27th, you may encounter username or password errors when attempting to use Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube and Maps,” explained Zack Pollock, Google’s Support Team.
Computers with version 2.3.7 were released in September 2011. On the 10th anniversary of its launch, Google is beginning to consider older systems to implement its services.
At this time, the company has not explained the reasons for its decision.
Currently, only 0.2% of active Android devices have versions less than 4.0, according to technology portal ‘Xataka’.
However, that number would not be small considering that the company has more than 3 billion active devices.
Currently, Google’s ‘software’ is used on more than three billion devices worldwide, representing 72.9% of all artifacts, up to April this year.
With this, the company introduced the beta version of Android 12, which is the latest version of its operating system. It is only available for the latest mobile devices with sophisticated features.