Google Sets Android Market – At the end of June Google will set the Android Market for older Android version. Downloading and updating apps will no longer be possible from this point onwards. Affected are smartphones running Android 2.1 Eclair or an older version.
Google introduces Android Market
Users of older Android smartphones have to adjust to be able to access the Android Market soon. As Google announces, the company is providing support for the market on June 30, 2017. Smartphones running Android 2.1 Eclair or an older Android version can not use the market from July.
This means that apps can no longer be downloaded and applications already installed can no longer be updated. The company states that Android 2.1 Eclair is already seven years old and the popularity of the version has greatly declined due to numerous successors. Android 2.1 is also no longer supported by numerous developers.
No apps for Android 2.1 Eclair and older
A separate notification will not be given to users with the older operating system versions, it says. The end of the support is implemented by means of technical restrictions in the market.
Other versions of the Android Market are still supported, as long as it is possible. From Android 2.2, customers can access the Google Play Store, which has replaced the Android Market a few years ago.