Google has officially ended support for Android 2.3.7 and lower, leaving potentially millions of devices without access to key apps.
Google warned in early August that it would block Android 2.3.7 and older from accessing popular apps and services, such as Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27, 2021. If you sign into your device after September 27, you may get username or password errors when you try to use Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.”
The cutoff goes into effect today. Although the percentage of devices running the older OS is extremely low, when factoring in the billions of Android devices, it still accounts for potentially millions of impacted users.