Many smartphones will lose their ability to use the popular cross-platform messaging application known as Whatsapp. The app which has become quite useful to Nigerians has decided to stop supporting some smartphones.
Speaking in March 2016 to BBC, the company stated that it was going to end support of the smartphones, stating:
“WhatsApp is to end support for a number of operating systems including Blackberry 10, Nokia Symbian S60 and Windows Phone 7.1.
“The company said it wanted to focus development “on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use”.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which is used by a billion people worldwide, will stop working on the named operating systems by December 2016. But it will still work on Blackberry’s latest smartphone which runs Android.”
Here is a list of operating systems (OS), Whatsapp will stop supporting at the end of 2016:
– Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
– Blackberry OS 7 and earlier
– Blackberry 10
– Nokia S40
– Nokia Symbian S60
– Windows Phone 7.1
Here is a list of phones affected by the coming change.
All Blackberry phones, WhatsApp support will end for all Nokia S40 Phones and other Nokia phones including:
Nokia N86 8 MP
N95 8 GB
Nokia 6710 Navigator
Nokia C5-03 Samsung SGH-G810
Nokia C6 Samsung SGH-iNNN Nokia C7 Samsung SGH-L870
Nokia E5 Sony Ericsson Satio Nokia E51 Sony Ericsson Vivaz
Nokia E52 Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro and Nokia E55
Nokia Asha 201
Nokia Asha 300
Nokia Asha 302 Nokia Asha 303
Nokia Asha 306 Nokia Asha 311
Nokia C3-01 Nokia X2-00
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