GOOGLE is just days away from shutting down access to some of its most popular services on older smartphones.
The search giant has confirmed that a handful of Android devices will lose access to Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail from September 27
Unless they update their phones or swiftly buy a new mobile, millions of people across the globe will be locked out of the software.
Google announced the deadline in a short post on its website.
The tech titan said it plans to block users from signing in with their Google Account on devices using Android 2.3.
The ageing version of Google’s operating system launched in December 2010.
Google said it’s withdrawing support for the platform “as part of our going efforts to keep our users safe”.
The California search giant regularly drops support for ageing versions of the Android software as it releases new ones
Source : thesuns.co.uk