Don’t panic: older Android devices will be able to use websites for another 3 years


One of key certification centers Lets Encrypt has brought good news for owners of smartphones running older versions of the Android operating system.

Postpone panic

The thing is what’s still in last month Lets Encrypt announced transition to signature generation algorithm with using its own SSL certificate… It sounds incomprehensible, but the result is disappointing: device users on based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and earlier versions are not will be able to visit safe sites.

By statistics on 33,8% Android gadgets these older versions of the OS are still installed, so the restrictions could affect millions of smartphones and tablets.

Initially in Lets Encrypt announced the deadline September 2021. But now these dates have been postponed until 2024 year. So while users are not lose access to sites, but pull with update is still not worth it.

Source: Lets Encrypt

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