Google has stopped supporting its suite of apps, including Google Maps, Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, and more for older Android phones. Google apps can no longer run on Android smartphones with Android 2.3.7 or higher. This includes millions of Android phones running the operating system introduced in 2010.
Google said it would stop support for Android phones for security reasons. “As part of our ongoing efforts to protect our users, Google will no longer allow Android devices with Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27, 2021. If you want 27 Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube and Maps use,” According to a statement from Google.
Google apps that have stopped working on Android smartphones 2.3.7 or earlier include YouTube, Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar, and more. The company urges affected users to update to Android 3.0 if their device supports it to continue using the company’s apps and services. Affected users see their login error when trying to use Google apps on phones running Android 2.3.7 or earlier.
Some of the affected devices are Samsung Galaxy S2, Sony Xperia P, HTC Velocity, HTC Evo 4G, Sony Xperia S, Lenovo K800 and others. Users who lose access to Google services can still access everything through their web browser. Your account remains as is.