Google to block sign-ins on Android 2.3.7 devices and lower
Google has announced that it will block off users that use Android devices running Android 2.3.7 and lower, starting September 27, 2021.
According to Google, users who will sign in on outdated devices will get a username or password error when trying to use Google products and services like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps. This is done because Google no longer provides software or security updates for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which means older devices that cannot be updated are considered insecure.
When support ends for sign-in with a Google Account on Android 2.3.7 and below, users will receive a username or password error if they try to sign in their devices. The following cases can also lead to this error if you:
1. Perform a factory reset of your device and try to sign in.
2. Change password either on the device or on a different device, which then signs you out everywhere else. When trying to sign in again, the user will receive the error message.
3. Remove your account from your device and re-add it.
4. Create an account on the device.
Users will be able to sign into their account with a newer Android version (3.0 or newer), but if the device cannot update to a newer version, the user can try to log into their Google account on the device’s web browser, which gives access to some Google services.