Google released the Android Gingerbread version in December 2010, and although support for it ended many years ago, devices running this version of Android more than 10 years old are still in use.
As of September 27, users of devices running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and below will no longer be able to sign-in to Google accounts using those devices.
Google has already notified users of Android versions via email that, as of September 27th, the following types of errors will be visible on devices running Android versions.
Android Gingerbread Error Messages from 27th September 2021
• Sign in to your account.
• Remove your account from your device and re-add it.
Create an account on the device
• Perform a factory reset of your device and try to sign in.
• Change your password either on the device or on a different device, which then signs you out everywhere else, and when you try to sign in again.
Google further points out that they have taken these steps to increase the security of their users’ accounts, and as a result, users of the following Android versions will lose access to Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and other Google apps from September 27th.
Android Versions Lose Support From Google in 2021
- Android 1.0
- Android 1.1
- Android 1.5 Cupcake
- Android 1.6 Donut
- Android 2.0 Eclair
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Google further states that the only solution to this is to update the relevant devices to Android 3.0 or higher, otherwise users who use the relevant version of Android will be able to access certain Google services through the phone’s web browser.