WhatsApp: The application will no Longer Work on Some Older Phones at 1st January 2018
HIGH-TECH: The specialized messaging company, WhatsApp gave the list of affected phones …
Your phone is it relevant? WhatsApp announced on a note in its blog that the application will no longer work on some phone models from the 1st January 2018. The company specialised in instant messaging prefers to focus on the most commonly used platforms.
Nokia and BlackBerry in the viewfinder
Mobile platforms affected by this update are the BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and earlier systems. The Nokia S40, meanwhile, is concerned the end of 2018.
People with a mobile phone equipped with Android 2.3.7 and earlier versions will not, for their part, more WhatsApp from 1 February 2020, also announced the company. “If you use one of the affected devices, we recommend upgrading to a new Android, iPhone or Windows Phone”, advocates WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is focused on Google, Apple and Microsoft
The platform considers these models “do not offer the kind of capabilities we need” to develop other features. When launching the app in 2009, “nearly 70% of smartphones purchased at the time had BlackBerry and Nokia operating systems.”
Now the “mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft,” “represent 99.5% of sales.” The company specialized in instant messaging therefore concentrate fully its developments on these systems.