6 before 2021 02:07 GMT
A user who does not update will find an error with their name or password when trying to use services such as Gmail, Maps, or YouTube.
Users of mobile phones running Android 2.3.7 or earlier, as of September 27, will not be able to sign in to their Google account, it was reported Monday. zataka, citing a support document recently issued by that parent company.
This means that as of that date, when they try to use services like Gmail, Maps, or YouTube, they will find an error notification regarding their username or password. They will not be able to delete the account or create a new one from the same device. And they won’t change Password.
The tech giant asserts that this measure is due to its “efforts to keep users safe”. Likewise, it recommends those who are facing problems to update their “smartphones” to Android 3.0 or higher.
The company details that if none of them are able to perform the update, they will be able to continue to access their services and platforms – as well as make changes to their account – when logging in from the respective phone’s browser, but on their webpage.
According to the portal specialized in technology, Android 2.3.7 was the last version of Gingerbread, the seventh of this operating system, which was launched more than a decade ago. It is estimated that by May 2019 they were still using it 0.3% of users.
The first smartphone with Android – version 2.3.7 – was the Nexus S, the successor to the Nexus One. Later came Android 3.0 Honeycomb, exclusively for the tablet, which later gave rise to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, used in the Galaxy Nexus.
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