Trending

Stories

Google Discontinues Play Store Services for Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich handsets

Must Read

Stuti Nandan
Stuti Nandan
Feminist by mind, socialist by heart. Passionate about everything she does, always learn new things with an open mind. A tech savvy and keeps an update about everything happening around, loves reading that is what gives her the best of both world some reality some fantasy.

Handsets running on Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich will not get further support and update from the Google Play Store. This is because the percentage of the active Android device running on this version of Android OS is just 1%, also this Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich is now seven years old, the announcement was made today by Google.

Now onwards no tablets or phones running on Android 4.x will be able to receive any notification or update from the Google Play Services APK beyond 14.7.99 version. Users who are still using devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich will no longer be able to update applications installed from the Google Play Store.

Also Read

The first-ever device to run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, so technically this is an end of Google’s support for the Android version which was launched long back in the year 2011, 19th of October.

Google is now trying to convince the developers that they should now target the 16 API level and higher. The company stated that very few numbers of the Android devices are using this API level which is under 16, so now the developers who are going to target this level needs to give access to the Android users so that they can update apps.

Stay updated

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an update on the latest tech, gaming, startup, how to guide, deals and more.

Latest

Stories

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest

Grow Your Business

Place your brand in front of tech-savvy audience. Partner with us to build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

- Advertisement -

Related

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Amazon Echo Pop: Stylish Semi-Sphere Smart Speaker in India Redmi Display A27: Affordable 27 Inches Monitor with 100Hz Refresh Apple Music Classical App Now Available on Android WhatsApp’s Companion Mode: Same Account, Multiple Devices Nvidia & MediaTek Collaborate on Connected Car Tech Sony Unveils Project Q: A Next-Gen Handheld Game Console Snapchat Hits 200M+ Users in India, Introduces AI Chatbot Super Mario Bros. Movie: 6.4 Million Tickets Sold in Japan Samsung Galaxy A14 Launches in India with Impressive Features BGMI Returns: Battlegrounds Mobile India Now on Play Store
Amazon Echo Pop: Stylish Semi-Sphere Smart Speaker in India Redmi Display A27: Affordable 27 Inches Monitor with 100Hz Refresh Apple Music Classical App Now Available on Android WhatsApp’s Companion Mode: Same Account, Multiple Devices Nvidia & MediaTek Collaborate on Connected Car Tech Sony Unveils Project Q: A Next-Gen Handheld Game Console Snapchat Hits 200M+ Users in India, Introduces AI Chatbot Super Mario Bros. Movie: 6.4 Million Tickets Sold in Japan