Google reveals its intent to control Account access — by this time of September, Google’s support for the pioneers of Android versions will no longer allow users to sign in. Google’s support for Android is determined by the difference in the OS version and its release date whereby the Search Giant picked Android 2.3.7 and lower Android OS.
The Search Giant sent a viral email to the entirety of its user base using lower Android versions including, Android 1.0, 1.1 (unnamed), 1.5 Cupcake, 1.6 Donut, 2.0 Eclair, 2.2 Froyo, and 2.3 Gingerbread. Version 2.3.7. The first Android version was launched in 2008 and Android 2.3.7 rolled out in 2010.
The selected lower operating system will no longer access sign-in on Google’s custom apps such as Gmail, Drive, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, etc. Google’s latest announcements are expected to affect signing-in based on the application and system level of accessing Google’s service.
For context, since the lower version of Android devices can no longer access Google custom apps either by application or system, you can therefore use this service via the web.
Remember Chrome browser was not developed at the time when this lower version was in its prime, you can as well use Google Chrome on these lower Android OS without complications.
If you attempt to sign in on Google’s custom apps with lower Android OS, it will make your username and password less authentic with an error message.
This restriction will tighten security and protect your Android Account from possible zero-day vulnerabilities, according to the Search Giant announcements that will be enacted by September 27th.
By the time Google’s scheduled timing is right, only a few percentages of users will experience the impact of Google cutting off lower Android versions. Other higher Android versions such as Android 3.0 Honeycomb and above can still access Google custom apps on their respective smartphones.
It is worth noting that the selected operating systems Google singled out have not been receiving support from its developer, the Search Giant — Google support initiative usually updates its users on available patches via new OS updates.
Google also noted by September other older versions such as Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean OS will stop receiving updates about its Play services.