Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working in older smartphones.
Anyone using a smartphone running Android 2.2 Froyo or older versions of Android, apart from an iPhone 3GS or iOS 6 and lower versions of iOS, will find that WhatsApp has stopped working on their smartphones. Notably, the market share of these devices is quite low – 0.1 percent for devices running Android 2.2 Froyo, 2.6 percent for devices running iOS 6, and the iPhone 3GS is itself a 7-year-old phone.
Windows Phone 7 users will also be affected in the same manner.
“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”.
– Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
– Blackberry OS 7 and earlier
– Blackberry 10
– Nokia S40
– Nokia Symbian S60
– Windows Phone 7.1
Here are the list of affected mobile phones.
Nokia 5630 Nokia E73 Nokia 5700 Nokia 6124 Nokia N82 Nokia 6210 Nokia N85 Nokia 6220 Nokia N86 8 MP Nokia 6290 Nokia N95 Nokia 6650 Fold Nokia N95 8 GB Nokia 6700 Nokia 6710 Navigator Nokia N96 Nokia 6720 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 C3-00 Nokia C3-01 Nokia X2-00 Nokia 500 Nokia E6 Nokia 5228 Nokia 5230 Nokia E63 Nokia 5233 Nokia E66 Nokia 5235 Nokia 5250 Nokia E7 Nokia 5320 Nokia E71 Nokia 5530 Nokia E72 And BlackBerry devices
It’s safe to say that if it is a Nokia then the chances are highly likely that it will no longer be supported.To check what type of a Nokia you have, simply dial *#0000# and if it matches any of the above then know that WhatsApp may be a thing of the past for you.
A bunch of Android phones; mostly the old and slow ones. To check what version of Android you have, go to Settings, System, About Phone and check the Android Version. If it reads 2.1 or 2.2 then plan for an upgrade by June 2017.
It looks like this type of phone is so old that there is nothing on the internet that speaks about it.
But if you have a ‘Lumia Mango’ or when dialing *#0000# on your Nokia phone and it has Windows 7.1 written there, be advised accordingly.
So there you have it folks, these are the types of phones that will no longer be able to access WhatsApp at the end of the June 2017.