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Android Gingerbread devices are now virtually unusable

Smartphones and other devices with Android Gingerbread are now virtually unusable. Earlier it was announced that Google would stop supporting Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, so there will be an end to the Gingerbread era.

Gingerbread no longer supported

Many devices appeared since the rollout of Android Gingerbread with this Android version. Think of the LG Optimus 2X Speed, Samsung Galaxy S2, the Sony Xperia S and also the Nexus S came with Android Gingerbread on the market. Now all this beauty is coming to an end. In August, Google announced that it would set a number of restrictions for devices with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and below. This ensures that devices are rendered virtually unusable. All this with a view to (online) security.

From now on it is no longer possible to log in to Google services on devices with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. This means that Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and other Google services will no longer work. If you still want to retrieve your mail on your Gingerbread device, you can use the browser for this and then go to the mobile website of the mail service.

However, it is not recommended to continue to use a device with Android Gingerbread. All this around security vulnerabilities that are no longer kept up with updates.

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