WhatsApp has announced that they will stop supporting all versions of BlackBerry OS and older versions of other mobile platforms by the end of this year, 2016, because those platforms no longer offer the kind of capabilities that WhatsApp requires to expand their app’s features in the future.
Here is the list of mobile platforms that WhatsApp will end support for this year:
- BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1
This is a bad blow to BlackBerry 10, but then here at Mobility Arena, we are already convinced that BlackBerry is determined to move into the future with Android OS alone. You can expect other mobile app developers to begin to ditch BlackBerry OS as well. WhatsApp recommends upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.
Here’s the chorus from Madonna’s “Take A Bow”:
I’ve always been in love with you (always with you)
I guess you’ve always known it’s true (you know it’s true)
You took my love for granted, why oh why
The show is over, say good-bye
Say good-bye (bye bye), say good-bye
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