Google closes the Android Market, Android 2.1 Eclair, and previous versions are left without store

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android marketMore than five years ago we said goodbye to Android Market to welcome with Google Play, but that did not happen with all versions of the operating system.

Versions previous to Android 2.2 Froyo did not receive the Play Store and now in a few days will definitely be left without any application store.

Android Market has the days counted

Google has announced that next June 30 will stop supporting this store, so the few devices with Android 2.1 Eclair or earlier versions will no longer be able to download or buy applications from this old store.

The end of Android Market support will affect very few users since less than 0.1% of devices have some of these versions so old.

Android 2.1 Eclair was released seven years ago, making Google’s decision totally reasonable.

Android Market arrived in October 2008 with the launch of the first Android device, the T-Mobile G1, and for four years was the official application store of Google’s operating system.

Then in 2012 was replaced by Google Play, the store that is available on Android 2.2 Froyo.

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