Google cuts off Play Store support for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Google is ending Google Play Services support for Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich. With less than 1% of active Android devices running the OS build, developers are told by Google to target an API level of 16 or higher.
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here


1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Oh no! 1% is still many in android devices. Gonna start filing a suit now. Oh wait, it has no fruit logo at the back, nevermind.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ironic. You call yourself 'The Peaceboy' and yet you're practically asking for a war. As it stands, 'TrollBoy' would be more appropriate.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

PA, why is this trouble making troll still here.

2. kennybenny

Posts: 218; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

About a month ago, i received a cheap generic tablet from wish that was running Ice Cream Sandwich with a single core Allwinner A10, even though on the ad it said it was supposed to come with kitkat and a Allwinner A33, the tablet barely made it through 5 hours before it crapped out...... (bootlooped) at least i got a refund!

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Try a refurbished or used iPad, you won't regret it.

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1521; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Not really sure iPad is a cure for lowest end tablet. He surely was aware he is getting garbage with no support or SOC power, to begin with. That Allwinner tablet was like ... what ... 20$? Even the cheapest iPad is more likely 5-10times more expensive (and 20-100x times better :-D ).

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm sure people who are using ICS were looking for an excuse to dump their phones, so Google liberated them from their misery, in a manner of speaking. I mean, ICS in 2018? I once used my phone for 5 years straight (Nokia 3120c) and it became an agony to look at it after 4 years, despite the fact that I used it as a secondary private phone, alongside my office Blackberry Bold 9790. So feel their pain... G'Day!

7. Rager722 unregistered

Glad I'm not the only one who used the 9790

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6841; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Some people don't feel the need to be updated to the latest version. It is what it is.

6. NoDialtone212

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Kindles are unsupported what a blow to amazon
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.