Starting from September 27, Google will no longer enable sign-in on Android devices running Android 2.3.7 or below.
If you login in to your device after September 27, you may see username and password problems while attempting to access Google goods and services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
“If your device is capable of updating to a newer Android version (3.0+), we recommend that you do so in order to preserve access to Google apps and services on that device,” the firm stated in an update.
“As part of our continuous efforts to keep our customers secure, beginning September 27, 2021, Google will no longer enable sign-in on Android devices running Android 2.3.7 or below,” the firm stated.
Android 2.3.7 was launched over a decade ago.
When support for sign-in with a Google Account stops on Android 2.3.7 and lower, users will receive a login or password error when attempting to sign in to their devices or adding an email or calendar account.
“With a newer Android version, you will be able to sign into your account (3.0 or newer). If your device is capable of updating to a newer Android version (3.0+), we recommend that you do so “Google suggested.
If you are unable to upgrade your smartphone to a newer Android version (3.0+), try logging into your Google account using your device’s web browser.
When signed into Google on your device’s web browser, you can still access several Google services.