Google to End Support for Old Android Smartphones

This includes the oldest Android OS versions, such as Android 1.0, 1.5 Cupcake, 2.0 Eclair, and 2.3 Gingerbread. All of which are over a decade old.

This decision first was revealed to device owners through an email from the company, posted by a user on Reddit. The email states that the affected phones no longer will be able to sign into Google Apps starting in late September, and recommends that users update their devices to Android 3.0 or higher to continue having access.

That doesn’t mean these old smartphones will be completely useless. The devices can be used, but without the ability to sign on to a Google account. Day to day usage, such as making calls and browsing, still will be available.

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