Older Android-powered mobile devices will loose access to many popular and secure websites, starting in early January of next year…
Large portions of the secure or encrypted web will soon be off limits to older Android handhelds, warns Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt. Beginning in the first part of next year, any mobile devices running versions prior to Android 7.1.1 Nougat won’t trust root certificates, which will effectively lock them out of many secure websites. Then, by September 2021, all cross-signing partnerships will end altogether.
Older Android Phones to Lose Secure Website Support by September 2021
This isn’t an entirely new predicament. But, because the technology has vastly improved over the past several years, consumers are holding on to their smartphones longer than ever. Since these devices are in the wild for lengthier periods of time, site owners must ensure they have compatibility in order to grant access to older model handhelds.