Those who have a phone with a version of Android before KitKat see how many of their apps no longer work properly.
The last Distribution data of the Android platform – last updated in mid-2020 – reflects that there is only one in the world 1.7% of active devices with Android Jelly Bean inside.
A year later, the proportion of Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 should be even lower. So much so that Google decided No longer support this version with its Google Play services and leaves the devices it is still running on practically unusable.
Android Jelly Bean no longer has Google Play services
Google itself announced this decision on its official blog for developers, where it is pointed out Android Jelly Bean, launched nine years ago and accounting for less than 1% today, it is no longer supported by Play Services.
The End of support will take place at the end of August this year, and the latest version of Google Play Services compatible with this version is 21.30.99.
For this reason, Google recommends developers Stop supporting Android API levels corresponds to Android Jelly Bean. Instead, it is recommended that you use KitKar as a minimum version of the API when creating your new projects and managing existing ones.
For users, this change means nothing … except for those who still have a phone that doesn’t have an Android version beyond Android 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3. In this case, you will gradually see how that Applications lose more and more functionalities, to the point that many of them stop working. If you are one of those affected, this may be a good time to check out Change cell phone. Our list of the Best Cheap Phones of 2021 can be a great place to start your search.
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