Users of older Android devices since September 27 have lost the ability to use their Google account, including for working with YouTube, Gmail and calendar. This is stated in the published warning of the company.
“Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices running Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27, 2021. If you log into your device after September 27, you may receive username or password errors when trying to use Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube and Maps. ”, – said in the message.
According to Birmingham Live, this particular branch of the American tech giant's operating system was launched in December 2010.
Phones that have not received an official update to a system older than Android 2.3.7 include Samsung Galaxy S2, Sony Xperia Go and HTC Evo 4G. Google services on newer systems – Android 3.0 for tablets, Android 4.0 and older – will continue to work. The deactivation also did not affect the operation of Google services in the browser.