If you still own an old Android smartphone, then it is the time to upgrade to a modern smartphone. Why? Well, Google has announced that it will soon stop the support for the older Android smartphones, which are still running on some of the earliest versions of this operating system.
As per details, by 2017, the older Android smartphones that are running on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) and Android v3.0 (Honeycomb) will not get the services and support from Google. Google wants to support the modern Android versions and ending the support for these older versions, which are used by just 1.3% of users.
Android Honeycomb and Android Gingerbread are two of the oldest versions of Android, and they do not support running the modern games and apps, but some people still like using these older versions. In simple words, Google will no longer support the Android versions older than 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to some experts, it is a significant step by the company because Google will now focus on the latest versions of Android and will try providing the better services to the people who are using the modern Android smartphones.
Although this is bad news for the individuals who are using the old Android smartphones, it is not a very shocking news because Android Honeycomb and Android Gingerbread are nearly five to six years old, and the fans of Android were already expecting Google for stopping the support for these versions.