Dropbox will no longer support Android 4.4 and 5! Goodbye KitKat and Lollipop

As dedicated as programmers are, there comes a time when it makes no sense to continue supporting an older operating system version. This is the case of Android 4.4 Kitkat and Android 5 Lollipop, which will no longer be supported by Dropbox.

Dropbox is a very popular cloud storage service. The company said that the aforementioned versions of Android will no longer be supported, although the application will continue to work on those versions. It means that new updates will not be released for these versions, being left behind.


Therefore, users should upgrade to a device that has at least Android 6 Marshmallow. Otherwise, Dropbox updates will no longer be available to these users, where they will lose access to any news about the app or even its stability and security.

The truth is that both Android KitKat and Lollipop have been in existence for several years. Android 4.4 KitKat was originally launched in 2013, where Android 5 Lollipop was launched in 2014. We are talking about 6-7 year old versions of Android, where it no longer makes sense for a company to maintain support with updates.

Most users switch smartphones every 2-3 years, so this change shouldn’t affect you much if you’re an Android user. However, there are users who keep old smartphones around for programming projects or even for simple tasks like playing music or streaming content.

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