Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers. It is integrated by default on Android. But soon, he will not support Android Jelly Bean anymore.
Google had released Android Jelly Bean almost 6 years ago. The platform has come a long way since then. Currently, this is the oldest version of Android to always receive updates from Chrome but it should change soon. Indeed, a new commit discovered by XDA developers reveals that the Chrome browser will soon no longer be compatible with Jelly Bean.
Google Chrome will soon no longer be compatible with Android Jelly Bean
The thing would not have anything surprising. Android Jelly Bean is an outdated software version that is no longer installed on so many devices. Android Jelly Bean includes Android 4.1.X, 4.2.X and 4.3.X but only accounts for 3.2% of Android devices worldwide.
If we believe the description of the commit in question: ” update of the interface for Android OS not supported and end of Jelly Bean support “. That has the merit of being clear. Google Chrome will no longer work on Jelly Bean in the near future.
It will then be necessary to opt for another browser
No one knows when this change will be operational. This could happen very early, as in a few months. But one thing is sure, once the change is made, the oldest version of Android compatible with Google Chrome will no longer be Jelly Bean, it will be Android 4.4 KitKat.
If you ever had an Android Jelly Bean device, keep in mind that this update can be deployed anytime. You will need to switch to another browser if you use Chrome.