I know you will be wondering why Google made this statement? Google account has upgraded, Signing to Google won’t be possible for certain people if you keep on doing this. If you have a device, and it is running on Android 2.3.7 or an outdated version, you won’t be able to sign in to your Google account on that device.
Why Google Made This Statement
As part of our ongoing goal to protect our user’s information, if you Google account version is low and hasn’t been updated you won’t be allowed to sign in on your android device,
How your Google account Will Be Affected
To give you an idea of how low the version of the device will be affected by this change. But given that there are more than +3billion active Android devices in the wild right now and google rank is increasing, this change will affect more than a few people who might still be holding on to the old Version.
The Deadline for Google account upgrade
If you’re on Google Android 2.3.7 or older, 27 September will be the deadline you won’t be able to use some of Google services if you’re logged in to your device’s browser. But devices on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) will continue
What Google is Planning On Doing
- Ambient computing :ambient computing that encompasses many concepts, it is the combination of hardware and software for interaction between machine.
- Spreading google device on future generation: 60% of some countries uses google devices, that is ridiculously high percentage. Google wants to spread the usage of all related google product.
Conclusion – Google Account Information
Unfortunately, “ageless” hardware would still have problems with insecurity, due to hardware protection. It’s also worth noting that most of these devices will be phones, and due to battery aging and the plastic screens common at the time of Android 2, won’t be fit for their intended purpose now. I’m sure they could have been repaired etc., but realistically I’d expect these devices not to be used for phones anymore. They could still be used for other purposes (e.g. webcams, etc.) though, but most of these won’t require a Google account, given that you can always sideload apps. It makes things more inconvenient, but it’s not on the same level
So… hopefully not so much e-waste generated from this decision? Or rather, I think the e-waste would probably have been generated some time ago…