Although it is not normal, there are users who continue to cling to their old smartphones because they continue to work properly. Although it seems that Google does not think the same.
According to 9to5google , the company is going to launch a very important policy change so that older mobiles will no longer be able to use Google applications. It will affect those with Android version 2.3.7 or earlier.
It has been 10 years since this version of the operating system was introduced and although it is very rare that there are devices that have lasted more than a decade, there are cases.
According to Android distribution data, only 0.2% are phones with versions prior to 4.0. Something that in percentage is little, but it can be quite a few users who are forced to change devices.
Although there is no official reason, the specialized media points to security reasons. These systems are much more insecure than the current ones and the company has decided to nip potential problems in the bud.
As of September 27, any device that has this version of the operating system will not be able to access Google services, such as Gmail, YouTube or Maps. Predictably, you could also have problems logging into your account associated with the phone.
Google ensures that if the mobile phone has a compatible Internet browser, the user will be able to access their email or watch videos on YouTube, although in a more uncomfortable way.