This is normal situation that the old equipment is replaced with new, and by the way the operating system goes to a higher version. Unfortunately, not all versions of the device can handle better, more demanding systems and applications that today require more system memory. Good development of mobile technology and the steady increase in the capacity of equipment makes the new versions of Android are not fully optimized and occupy a lot of space. Either way, you will have to say goodbye to our system Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.0 Honeycomb, which will soon lose access to services Google Play and to update other applications.
The decision, which took Google is motivated by a tiny optimization and lack of support for older versions of Android applications written and sent to Google Play for developers. Outdated operating system is too limiting for application developers, which is why they choose the higher version of Android. Most often the minimum supported version of the Android Jelly Bean, which is version 4.1. As a result, the developer gets rid of the limitations of outdated technology and were able to rapidly deliver new and updated services for its users through Google Play.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is six year old operating system.
This is very old software. Gingerbread is already an old fogey, therefore, not surprising to me the decision by Google. In the end, everything has an end … Although in this case, completely cut off from the store will not have. Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.0 Honeycomb will continue to work correctly together with a library of Google Play store number 10.0.0. This will be the last update and this restricts more applications for the system, as well as gradually and they will steer clear support legacy systems. According to statistics, only 1.3% of all Android devices is still operating under the Gingerbread 2.3 version. More pleasing to the eye is the number of users of Honeycomb, the percentage of use of this system, compared to others, is very similar to the amount of devices with Android Nougat, i.e. 0.1%. The beginning of 2017 will be the last moment when the 2.3 and 3.0 versions will be supported. The update 10.2.0 of Google Play store will lock on these systems next newer versions of the application. Let’s hope that people with these older systems do not lead an active life and they can buy some new low cost smartphone with newer Android on board. Currently, almost every new mobile is released with at least Android 6 Marshmallow.