A few weeks ago, we reported on how Google had been removing Gmail from its Google+ social network and now we’re learning that the company has started deleting Gmail accounts from all Android devices running Android Lollipop and above.
Google has confirmed that it is taking this action in an effort to keep its Android apps in line with Android Lollamps strict design guidelines and to keep the platform clean.
We’ll be updating this post as more information becomes available.
This isn’t the first time Google has removed Gmail from an Android device, as we reported earlier this year that it was deleting Gmail from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones running Marshmallow.
It’s unclear how many Android devices Google has confirmed are now being wiped clean, but Google has been making waves in the Android community recently for removing Google+ and other apps from its Android smartphones.
Google also deleted Google+ on Android 4.3 and above and removed Google Docs and Google Drive on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The news comes on the heels of a recent Google update that removed the ability to save emails to Gmail.
With the introduction of Gmail on Lollipop, Google is trying to eliminate spam from Gmail, and it has also begun removing some Gmail related Google+ features from Android phones.
In addition, Google has also announced that it will be adding support for the ability for Android phones to automatically sync and share photos, videos and files to Google Drive.
Google has been releasing Android devices with the ability, as long as they are running Android 4-6 and up.