While Android devices tend to be a bit slow when it comes to receiving updates, to the credit of Android developers, they tend to support apps for a pretty long time and across multiple versions of Android. Unfortunately there is a limit to just how many versions an app can support, and for Chrome users, it looks like Android Jelly Bean will no longer be supported.


At the moment the minimum API level for Chrome is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but in an upcoming update, that version will be bumped to Android 4.4 KitKat. Given that there aren’t too many users on Jelly Bean at the moment, we imagine that not too many people will be affected by it. The current version they are using can still be used to browse, but don’t expect to see anymore updates for it.

There are more than double the amount of KitKat users compared to Jelly Bean, so it makes sense that they’ll still support KitKat, but then again given how old the KitKat update is and with the latest build being Android 9.0 Pie, we imagine that support for KitKat probably won’t be too long for this world. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information in future should Chrome drop support for more older builds of Android, so check back with us at a later date for more details.

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