Google Calendar dropping support for Android Nougat 7.1 and below

What you should know

– Google Calendar is a popular app for managing events, meetings, and reminders
– Older Android devices running Nougat 7.1 or below will soon no longer support the Google Calendar app
– The decision to drop support for older Android versions is likely due to security concerns and the desire to encourage users to update their devices
– Google announced a similar change for Chrome on both desktop and Android stating that Chrome version 119 on Android would be the last version supported on Nougat and lower devices

Full Story

If you’re using an older Android device running Nougat 7.1 or below, you might want to start thinking about upgrading. Google Calendar, a widely-used app for managing schedules and events, has dropped support for older Android versions. A new flag within the latest version of Google Calendar alerts users running an unsupported operating system to update their device to Android Oreo 8.0 or higher in order to continue using the app. This change is likely due to security concerns, as older versions of Android are more vulnerable to hacks and data loss. Additionally, newer versions of Android offer features and improvements not available on older versions.
Google recently announced a similar change for Chrome, stating that Chrome version 120 on Android no longer supports Nougat and lower. This suggests that additional apps from Google may soon follow suit. Although an official announcement from Google about dropping support for Android Nougat for Google Calendar has not yet been made, the evidence in the app’s flags implies that this change is imminent. Therefore, users with older devices should consider updating to newer versions of Android to ensure they can continue using Google Calendar.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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