The Next version of Google Play Services running 10.2, scheduled for early 2017. It will break compatibility Play Services and Android Gingerbread. Misses and Android Honeycomb, because the supported version will now not below Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, on Honeycomb, in principle, work or have worked only a few devices a couple of tablets.
Let's fast forward to 2011, when was released version of Android Gingerbread 2.3. It seems the event can be attributed to the Feb. That was long ago, so long ago that modern Google Play Services will soon no longer work with this version of the system. On the one hand the news is sad, but on the other hand, if you believe the statistics, under Gingerbbread works today only 1.3% of the gadgets.