In anticipation of some major changes coming for our Android Bears, we've had to make the unfortunate decision to discontinue support for select older OS versions - namely, Android 7.0 and older. While we are sad to end support for older operating systems, we are excited about what this means for our Android users; big changes are coming soon!
Why have we made this decision?
As always, building newer and better versions of TunnelBear means compatibility issues with older OS versions can occur. It becomes a balancing act between keeping TunnelBear current with access to great features, and fixing issues that can occur with outdated operating systems. If we choose to support the latter, it can take away from our ability to continuously improve and support TunnelBear as a whole.
What does it mean if you are running Android 7.0 or older?
Our latest TunnelBear release for Android (app version 3.6.8) will continue to work on Android 5.0 to Android 7.0. Future TunnelBear updates and improvements will be restricted to Android 7.1 or later.
What can you do to remain supported?
If possible, we suggest updating your device to Android 7.1 or later to ensure that you're still able to use TunnelBear to its fullest extent. You can find instructions for updating your Android OS here.