Monday, 18 October 2021

Youtube, Gmail, and maps will not work on a list of Smartphones

Youtube, Gmail, and maps will not work on a list of Smartphones

From Monday, Google is withdrawing app support for Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and several other popular apps from millions of older phones using an outdated version of Android. Users of these operating systems will not log in when they try to use the google apps.

Smartphones running on Android 2.3.7 or lower than will no longer be able to use a suite of Google apps. The android version of the mobile operating system was launching in the year 2010 December.

A company statement read.

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

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The apps that will not work on such devices including Google Maps, Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Calendar, Gmail, and many more apps.

Google has requested users to update to Android 3.0 or above to continue using its apps and services if their device supports it. Not updating to newer versions of the Android OS will lead to sign-in errors while accessing the google apps from the play store.

People using Smartphones like Vodafone Smart II, Lenovo K800, Sony Xperia Go, Sony Xperia Advance, Samsung Galaxy S2, Sony Xperia S, LG Spectrum, and Sony Xperia P will be affected by these recent developments.

The apps will also stop work on LG Prada 3.0, HTC Velocity, HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Fire, and Motorola XT532.

Users who cannot update to Android 3.0 or above can log in to their Google account on their device's browser. Users can still use some Google services when logged into Google service on your device's web browser.