Future Play Store apps will no longer run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread
posted by Luis D. / Nov 21, 2016, 8:28 PM
Google explains that the Gingerbread platform is almost six years old and many developers have already stopped supporting it in their apps. By making this change, Google be able to provide a more robust collection of tools for Android developers with greater speed.
Android Gingerbread was released in December 2010. It still runs on around 1.3% of Android devices in the world. After this change, apps developed using future SDK releases after Google Play Services version 10.0.x will not be able to connect to Google Play services on Gingerbread devices. This effectively renders the platform obsolete.
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While it make sense for a techie and nerd and the advancement of Android platform. I still think Google should not block access to the whole Play store. There plenty of old apps that the Gingerbread phone can benefit from.
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 9:19 PM 2
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They're not blocking access to it, simply no longer supporting it with software updates. It's like a 6 year old Ocampa! Practically ancient.
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 9:53 PM 3
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dam whasts going to happen with my two galaxy s2?
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 9:45 PM 0
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The Galaxy S2 has 4.1.2 Ice Cream Sandwich officially, and all the way up to 7.1 Nougat if you count the latest, unstable ROM by community developers. I'm using Marshmallow on my S2 myself.
posted on Nov 22, 2016, 7:37 AM 0
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