Google recently announced that it will stop updating its Play Services service for Android Jelly Bean devices, more precisely in versions 4.1, 4.2, and also 4.3.
It is stated that smartphones that are still running the Android Jelly Bean operating system will later receive the last Play Services update at the end of August 2021.
For your information, Jelly Bean itself is a version of the Android operating system that was announced in 2012. With the age of 9 years, Google has presented many updates for Android Jelly Bean, although now it has appealed to users to upgrade.
As a result, currently, only less than 1% of all Android users are still using the Jelly Bean version of Android. That’s why the termination of this Play Services update will not affect many people around the world.
So what does it mean if the update for Play Services has been discontinued? It means users will not be able to get security updates directly from Google and it is possible that services such as Google Maps, YouTube, and Gmail will no longer be accessible.
But are any of you still using the Android Jelly Bean operating system? Write down the operating system you are using on your smartphone right now in the comments column below!