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RIP Android(v2.1) Eclairs: Google to stop supporting the Oldest versions of Android

When Andy Rubin announced Android, a Java-based mobile operating system in 2008 who would have thought it would come this far. Unarguably, the most dominant operating system world has ever seen Android accounts for almost 90% of the whole smartphone industry.





Enough said Google is about to stop supporting the Android(v2.1) Eclairs and below from June 30 which also includes Android Alpha, Beta, Cupcake, and Donut.




This means they can no longer access Google play and they won’t be able to install any apps from any other Android market. This is followed up by their negligible share in the Android monthly distribution chart with less than 0.1% combined user share.



Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, the users won’t even get notified about this dilemma. It is also worth mentioning that Android v2.3 Gingerbread accounts for a mere 0.8%  user base while Android 2.2 Froyo not even on the cards. That said, it is expected that Google can soon stop supporting the devices running on the respective operating systems. However, Google continues polishing the Android O and it is bracing up for a September launch.



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Source: 9to5 Google

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