January 12, 2022
Android 2.3.7 and Older Devices won't Let Users Sign into their Google Accounts Soon

These Android Devices will Soon Lock People Out of their Google Accounts

Android Gingerbread devices won’t support Google account sign-ins, including services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps after September 27th…

Android 2.3.7, or the final version of Gingerbread is nearly ten years old now. So, Google has decided that a decade is long enough to update or upgrade and is shutting down support for logging into its services, beginning on Monday, September 27th. From that day on, any device running Android 2.3.7 or older won’t be able to sign into Google’s suite of services, which include Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.

Android 2.3.7 and Older Devices won’t Let Users Sign into their Google Accounts Soon

Although this version of Android and older are losing support, any newer versions will of course, still work. Also, any one with Gingerbread or older can still sign into Google’s products on a desktop or laptop, just not the device with Android 2.3.7 or older. The company made the announcement via a support document, which reads, in-part: 

“As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27, 2021. If you sign into your device after September 27, you may get username or password errors when you try to use Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.”

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