Google is not going to support sign-in for several apps for users who have Android 2.3.7 or older version. This change is expected to come in effect from September 27. Google has appealed users to update their Android version with at least Android 3.0 or later than that to continue services uninterruptedly. This will impact system and app level sign-in, but users should continue to be able to sign in Gmail, Google Search, Google Drive, YouTube, and other Google Services via the phone’s browser.

Google to End Support for Gmail, YouTube, Drive Account Sign-in on Old Android Phones Soon

Google shared a screenshot of the e-mail in 9to5 Google report. However, the number of users using Android 2.3.7 or older version is likely to be very fewand Google is obviously doing this to help protect user data and maintain account security. From September 27, users running on Android version 2.3.7 and lower will get a “username or password error” whenever they try to sign-in to any Google apps loaded on the phone.After September 27, the report says that old Android version users will get an error if they try to sign in to Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps. They will also get an error if they try to add or create a new Google Account or perform a factory reset and try to sign in once again.

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