There are some people who refuse to change phones thinking that calling and having WhatsApp is enough. Well if you have Android 2.1 or lower, bad news: Android Market will lose support for this version soon.
Do you have a very old Android ? If the answer is yes, you may use it for little more than calls or occasional SMS, since today a day with characteristics of past times is almost unusable. Besides having more risk for your security, you will not own the latest versions of Android that almost everyone enjoys.
And if you did not have enough reasons to change that already rickety Android, Google is going to force you. Announces from its blog of Android developers that, from June 30, Android Market will lose all its support for Eclair and all versions of Android that go under. Something logical and understandable, and if you do not understand, we expand it.
Eclair and lower will lose Android Market in June
This decision has many factors totally logical, and we could even say that it is a decision that comes late from Google. Exactly, the great G announces that it will finish the support dedicated to the application Android Market in devices with Android 2.1 Eclair or inferior the day 30 of June. What does this mean? It will be impossible for such Android to be able to download, install or access the apps of the store. It goes without saying that due to the level of software we have, it could no longer be due to mere obsolete hardware.
This will not be reported on these devices due to technical restrictions of the application itself, something completely understandable. Android Eclair has been with us for nothing more and nothing less than 7 years . And with this change begins to announce his death just like his deceased brother, Android 2.2 Froyo. Otherwise, Google Play will be available on Android 2.2 devices onwards.
Two parts of a decision
This decision raises a very interesting debate, which would be great if you continue in the comment box. On the other hand, Eclair is a totally obsolete version of Android that no longer even has a real usage quota. And on the other, this decision could mean that Google gave more effect to the issue and withdraw support of other versions that are used more, such as Android 4.X Jelly Bean. Also, keep in mind that Google has taken several years to complete the support of an outdated app for an obsolete system.
According to the latest quarterly reports of Android, which reflect the market share and usage of all versions of Android, Eclair no longer comes out in statistics. This means that you do not have a sufficient number of users for Google to even consider it in your reports. In addition, this is usually linked to the very low level of hardware that mount the terminals that still have this version of Android, making it impossible to use today’s apps . Would you stick Facebook on a device with internal memory megas? I doubt it.
And on the other hand, we do not know the criterion that Google has at the time of ending support in old versions of Android that are used today. Both Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are still being used today and it seems that there continue, without pain or glory. The fact that Google has started the “hacking” of Eclair destroying the only way to install compatible apps on this system other than the APKs may cause other versions to be affected, even having users that could annoy them.
Yes, they have the right to continue with their mobile if it continues to work correctly, but not all have the money and the means to renew our device. On the other hand, are also somewhat obsolete versions compared to Lollipop or Marshmallow, so in a certain way they should also begin to disappear if we take into account the fragmentation that suffers our system.