If you’re still carrying around an older smartphone – running a very old version of Android – unfortunately, it’s probably time to upgrade. That’s because Google will block all users from signing-in with their Google Account on these ageing devices this week, starting September 27. This change is set to cause a slew of popular apps, from Google Maps to YouTube, to immediately stop working. WhatsApp won’t be impacted by the change since it abandoned the ageing version of Android last year.
So who needs to worry about these essential smartphone apps breaking tomorrow morning? Well, anyone with a smartphone powered by Android 2.3 will be impacted by the change, Google has confirmed.