So the new release of Google Play Services (GPS) v10.0.0 will be the last to support Android 2.3 Gingerbread meaning starting early 2017 this version of Android will no longer support upcoming applications. Next scheduled release of GPS v10.2.0 will now support Android versions 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich and above.
If you are familiar with GPS you should know that if it’s not up-to-date no app will run on your device and this can render your prized possession pretty handicapped.
This is a double blow considering that earlier this year one of the most popular social media platforms, WhatsApp, announced end of support for a number of devices including Android versions 2.2 and lower. Their reason was that with the minute numbers using those versions of Android it is no longer economical to make apps for them. This may be the case with GPS as well since Android 2.2 and 2.3 account for a combined of 1.4% Android market share which is a very small figure.
Since its the festive season you might be in need of an upgrade and we should have you covered. Take a look at the list of some affordable but capable devices we made for you.