- Starting September 27, you will no longer be able to log in to your Google account on your old device.
- This will affect all devices running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and lower.
There are a large number of Android devices running outdated platform versions, possibly because the manufacturer no longer releases updates, or because these devices are very old. You can still do the basics here, but it looks like Google will introduce a major limitation soon.
Mountain View Company Announce (HT: Xinwen) Last week, you will not be able to log in to your Google account on devices running Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 and earlier. The decision will take effect on September 27, 2021 and will be carried out in the name of improving security.
“If you log in to your device after September 27, when you try to use Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps, you may receive an incorrect username or password,” Google explained.
Google recommends that you should update your Gingerbread (or earlier) device, just in case you have not done so. The search company stated that if you cannot update to a newer version, you can still log in to your Google account and Gmail through a web browser.
However, this is an understandable move, because the safety of these devices will be much lower than those of a few years ago. Therefore, if you insist on using an old phone or tablet, you may need to review the custom ROM process.