Connect with us

Technology

Android users urged to update their phones with old operating system set to be phased out

Published

on

/ 7783 Views

Android users are being urged to update their phones with an old operating system set to be phased out.

Google has announced it will no longer provide support or updates for phones still running the KitKat operating system.

The move comes as the tech giant focuses on newer and more secure versions of its Android operating systems.

Watch the latest News on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >>

In a blog post, Google Play services product manager Sarat Tummala said it would stop releasing support for KitKat in future releases of Google Play services from August.

He cited declining usage of KitKat.

Android users are being urged to update their phones with an old operating system set to be phased out. Credit: EPA

“The Android KitKat (KK) platform was first released about 10 years ago and since then, we’ve introduced many innovative improvements and features for Android, which are unavailable on KK,” he wrote.

“As of July 2023, the active device count on KK is below 1 per cent as more and more users update to the latest Android versions.

“Therefore, we are no longer supporting KK in future releases of Google Play services.”

Google advises users to update their devices to a newer version.

It comes after Google removed support for Jelly Bean OS back in 2021.

Trending