WhatsApp is already sharpening the scythe, which will be used in 2020, when another good group of smartphones will be left without support for the instant messaging platform. The app property of the group, Facebook has just announced the devices that will no longer be able to use the application and there is an iPhone recent.
The first time that he announced that he was leaving several phones outside your service was in 2016, when in a posting on his blog was announced the first blacklist of your story: “When we started WhatsApp in 2009, mobile phones were totally different from those of today. The Apple App store had a few months of having been launched, and around 70 percent of the smartphones on sale were operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. The mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft, who now represent a 99.5 percent in sales, representing at least 25 per cent of sales in that time”.
This was the list:
- BlackBerry Operating system and BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
The new black list
Now comes the second generation of smartphones that you can dismiss WhatsApp. The cut would begin this year and not only applies to phones, but also Android operating system versions. The cut would be implemented for 2020:
- Nokia S40, after December 31, 2018.
- Version of the operating system Android 2.3.7 and earlier, after February 1, 2020.
- iPhone iOS 7 and earlier, after February 1, 2020.