Google will block connections from old Android from September

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Google is reaching out to users with an Android Gingerbread device to tell them that Google services will no longer work as of the end of September 2021.

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Google will launch a new security measure for Google accounts and older Android devices as of September 2021. Users still using Android 2.3.7 aka Gingerbread and earlier versions will no longer be able to log into their Google accounts.

Safety first

Google has started to contact users of very old Android devices. As of the end of September, they will no longer be able to log into their Google account on devices running Android 2.3.7 (and earlier versions) for security reasons.



Android Gingerbread is the software version released at the end of December 2010, 11 years ago. It must be said that users with such an old device were already constrained on a daily basis with non-functional applications, including WhatsApp. And you'll still be able to use a web browser, which provides another way to use Google services on unsupported Android devices.

If you have a device with Gingerbread installed, try updating it if possible. After 10 years of dedicated service, you can also choose to change your phone. Note that your smartphone has not been secure for a few years, Google no longer updates the Play Services on these versions of Android.


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