Google stops updating older versions of Android due to the heavy workload to keep each version secure.

Older versions of Android will lose access to Google services

Google has always given special importance to new versions of Android available on the market. In this regard, the Engadget media reports that the Mountain View firm has officially informed users of Android versions 2.3.7 Gingerbread or earlier that they will not be able to access Google services from September.

The exclusion of these versions of Android is related to the security of user data

According to an article published by Zak Pollack, Google's community manager, this decision was taken by the American giant is linked to concerns about the security of users' personal data. From September, users of older versions of Android will not be able to access the services offered by the company.

"If you login into your device after September 27,2021, you may receive username or password issues while attempting to access Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube, or Maps."

New features will arrive soon on Android 12

In the fall, Google will launch version Android 12. On the beta version of the operating system, the Mountain View company continues to add new features such as improved automatic rotation, scrolling screenshots, and more.

For the improved automatic rotation, it should be noted that the company now uses the front camera and facial recognition to determine in which orientation the user is trying to hold the smartphone without relying on the accelerometer.

As a reminder, users of devices affected by Google's decision are encouraged to update their operating system, if possible, or downgrade to newer device models. The alert concerns devices running a version of Android that was released before December 2010.

It should be noted that the version of Android 12 is expected to be released this fall.

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