Support for Google Play services in Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb will stop in early 2017
Google Play services is used to update applications designed for devices running Android OS are represented in the Google Play store. Without Google Play services, apps can stop working.
In October this year Google released the latest version of Google Play 10.0.0, which adds support for Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 Honeycomb (for tablets). Version 10.2.0, which will be released early next year, will support Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich and later versions of branded mobile OS Google.
According to the latest data, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is installed on 1.3% of the compatible devices, like Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich. These OSes were released respectively in 2010 and 2011, but ending support for Ice Cream Sandwich yet no one speaks.
Android 7.0 Nougat, as of November 7, installed 0.3% of compatible devices.