Google’s Play Store stops supporting Ice Cream Sandwich

Google’s Play Store stops supporting Ice Cream Sandwich

It's worth mentioning that The Android Ice Cream Sandwich is now seven years old and the active devices have been below 1% for a while now.

Getting rid of screen flickers that are generally experienced by Pixel 3 users ambient lock screen, which Google refers to as "Improved Always On Display triggering".

Google's Play Services will no linger support Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) moving forward. Google announced today it will no longer support Google Play Services on the OS, meaning apps may stop working and updates won't be as frequent as they once were. It can be said that through these activities, even the apps that appear to be safe could become malicious with just a simple update.

But it does mean that Google has washed its hands of pimped-up choc ice of an operating system, meaning it'll be down to developers to decide if a fork is justified, and identifying it, and any legacy builds in the Play Store.

Google recommends targeting API level 16 as the minimum supported level to use the newer SDK.

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Older versions of Android are slowly dying out.

The decision to close down API Levels 14 and 15 to Google Play has other consequences too - it means that Google Play Services will remain forever encased in amber at version 14.7.99, meaning that any new functionality that depends on it will not work.

Out of all the monthly active Android users, about 2 billion+, majority presently run on Android 7.0 Nougat, with many others also using Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 8.0 Oreo.

It is going to improve the Android Auto features, which is going to expand and upgrade the compatibility for Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 devices, as well as making overall improvements to Pixel 3 audio performance for some vehicles. Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the first device which came with Android Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box.

The main motive behind this is to allow the attackers to create false ad impressions by persistently running the app and imitating ad clicks. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.