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Google to block sign-ins for Android 2.3 and lower

Google’s Android operating system has changed quite a bit since the first Android-powered phones began shipping in 2008. And maintaining support for old versions of Android gets increasingly difficult over time. So it’s unsurprising that a few years ago Google announced it would be largely ending support for devices running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or lower […]

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Google is pretty much abandoning Android 2.3 Gingerbread in 2017

It’s been six years since Google released Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but there are still some devices running the aging operating system rather than a newer build. According to Google’s stats for devices that connected to the Play Store, about 1.3 percent of Android devices are still running Gingerbread. But many Android apps require newer versions of […]

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Did a Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 just get Bluetooth certification?

There’s more evidence that Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean could be coming soon… as well as an updated version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet. While Google hasn’t yet announced either product yet, a Nexus 4 smartphone running Android 4.3 showed up in Thailand last week, and a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet […]