Google will disconnect millions of Android smartphones from its services
Owners of smartphones that run on outdated versions of Android will no longer be able to use Google's services, according to The Sun.
Since September 27, the company will disable the ability to use the YouTube video service, Gmail, Google Maps and other branded applications.
The limitation will affect devices on version 2.3.7 and below – they will display an error message. To be able to use Google services, they will need to upgrade to a gadget running Android 3.0 and newer.
Earlier it was reported that the popular messenger WhatsApp from November 1 will stop supporting devices with outdated versions of Android and iOS. It will only work on gadgets with versions Android 4.0.4, iOS 9 and older.