Back in December 2010, Google released a new smartphone OS, the Android 2.3. Over the past 11 years, it is quite astonishing to note that some devices still run on this system. Google’s services have been withdrawing their support for this system over the past few years and in 2017, even Google Pay canceled its support for Android 2.3. Now, there is an official announcement that Google will officially abandon the system for good.
According to an official report, Google accounts will not be able to log in if the Android device is running Android 2.3.7 or lower starting from September 27, 2021, Google will no longer allow to log in on Android devices running Android 2.3.7 or lower. Only devices running an Android version 3.0 or higher will be allowed to.
After September 27, any login attempt will get an error message feedback. This will be shown on any device that uses services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps. The error message will show immediately after inputting a username or password.
If the device cannot be upgraded to at least Android version 3.0 or above, the user may try to log in to the Google account on the device’s web browser. There he will be able to log in, and then he can keep using some Google services.
There were seven versions of Android Gingerbread and it was one of the most iconic versions in the history of the platform since it was the first version to fully launch the annual update plan.
OTHER CASES THAT CAN CAUSE ERROR
- Perform a factory reset of your device and try to sign in.
- Change user password either on the device or on a different device, which then signs you out everywhere else. Once the user tries to sign in again, he will receive an error message.
- Remove the account from the device and re-add it.
- Create an account on the device.
HOW TO CHECK
Unfortunately, many users of this system do not even know that they are using an old system. Users can check by going to System > Advanced > System Update. If the device is upgradable, we suggest doing it immediately to Android 3.0 and above. This will make it possible to continue to use Google account to log in to Google-related programs. However, if not, access to Google’s services will be limited to the browser.