A blow for Android users worldwide- Google has stopped support for Android Gingerbread and the previous version Android Honeycomb officially. That means these two Android versions are being scrapped by the Google while 10% Android users still use Gingerbread!
Support for these two ancient Android versions is stopped by disabling the update of the Google Play. Let me tell you Google Play is the only medium to update all the apps installed from Google Play store. So what will be the effect of this?
- Users won’t be able to update any app via Google Play. So no more improvements of the apps in use.
- If users don’t update an app, it cannot run after a certain time because companies don’t provide support for any crash and bug report once the app gets updated.
- In a line, your phone will be dead but you can make phone calls and surf internet. Simply you will be cut down from the Android world.
Android Gingerbread and Android Honeycomb both have crossed more than six years — in fact, Android Honeycomb is going to turn 7 years old in the coming week! and this announcement is not going to be the birthday gift ofcourse but in order to provide better service Android has removed these versions from the support lists. But using some tweaks you still can survive the wave. You can’t just throw your phone because it’s still doing the basic job of a phone. You rather can say that after this update the phone is not a smartphone at least.
So what are the ways by which you still can bypass the issue-? Have a look below and you will get the gist what we are going to discuss-
Root your phone: Excellent way to get rid of this issue. You phone has served you more than four to five years, let’s give it a chance to live more by rooting the device. What you need to do is simple- contact someone who is an expert in rooting and get an updates version of Android installed.
Remember one thing, don’t try to install some recent updates, try the very next version of the Android Gingerbread instead otherwise nothing will work. We will recommend installing Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0. But before that, know in details whether the hardware of your phone supports the version or not.
This is not the first time when Google announces this. Way back in November 2016, in a developer conference, Google has announced that the Gingerbread and earlier version will be supported till the 10.0 SDK version of the Google Play and now the version comes is 10.2, so it’s obvious that the support will be stopped as per their announcement.
Stay tuned and one more thing, never forgets to comment below if you are facing any issue with your Android phone which stuck on Android Gingerbread. The issue can be anything from rooting your device to the unnatural behavior of the apps installed; we are here to help you with proper guidance.