Somewhere around 0.2% to 0.3% of Android users are still accessing the Play Store on Android 2.3 – which sounds small.
But there are more than 3billion active Android devices in the world.
That suggests somewhere between 6million and 9million active devices will be affected by this change.
These old versions of operating systems are much more vulnerable to hacks, and software bugs.
The latest version of Android is Android 11, so 2.3 is miles behind the software running on most Android smartphones today.
In February 2017, Google suspended Google Pay contactless payments from working on handsets running Android 2.3.
Fortunately, there are some work arounds for disappointed users.
To continue using these apps, you’ll need to upgrade your smartphone to Android 3.0.