Google has announced that current builds of Chrome will soon lose support for older versions of Android. Owners of devices with an outdated operating system will have to remain on the current version of Chrome or switch to using a different browser.
Chrome Version 120 Incompatible with Android 7.0 Nougat
Google will release Chrome version 120 on December 6, 2023, and it will be incompatible with Android 7.0 Nougat. A year ago, the same thing happened – then Chrome version 107 lost support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Most likely, next year support for current builds of Chrome will disappear from Android 8.0 Nougat.
Impact on Android Nougat Users
Android Nougat was released in 2016. Currently, there are relatively few users of this version of the operating system (7.0 and 7.1) – only 2.6% of the total number of owners of smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets with Android. The most popular version of Android is 13.0, with a 22.4% share, reminds NIXsolutions.
Chrome Version 120 Updates
Chrome, after updating to version 120, will receive quite a lot of innovations, including visual changes and becoming more convenient. The browser will be updated on all supported platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, ChromeOS, Android, iOS, and iPadOS.