DeviantArt’s Android app is now dropping support for devices running Android v4.4 or lower. This does not apply to the mobile version of the website accessed through your mobile browser.
Old versions of Android have security vulnerabilities that make it difficult for us to continue supporting. Disabling support for old versions of Android ensures the secure transfer of data from your device to DeviantArt’s servers.
DeviantArt is compliant with the Payment Card Industry security standards, and new policies require sites and applications to drop support for older, less secure encryption methods. It’s likely that many other apps and services will be dropping support for older versions of Android in the coming months as well. Google itself has already dropped support for these devices because of security vulnerabilities.
FOR AFFECTED USERS