WhatsApp was founded by Jan Korum and Brian Acton, former employees of Yahoo! And it made its debut in 2009. Since then, WhatsApp has become greater now having millions of users communicating from different parts of the world through their phones.
The company does not stop improving so it has been releasing updates since it was launched and hopefully, it will never end as there is always place to grow along the future technologies.
As everybody knows, WhatsApp has recently made an announced that shook its loial users.
Older devices might not be able to support WhatsApp anymore
Alongside with the release of a new WhatsApp update, the company also announced that the app would no longer support older operating systems and they recommend its users to update to the latest compatible operating system as soon as possible.
What will happen to the old Android devices?
Beside Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0m Blackberry 10, and Blackberry OS which have been announced already, its time for the iPhone and Android lists.
The Android devices which run on Android older than 2.3.3, Froyo, Gingerbread, Eclair, Donut and the ones before these will no longer be supported by WhatsApp because the app needs to run on Android newer than 4.0 to go smoothly.
Will the New Update support the older Android devices?
If you can’t change your phone yet, the developers of WhatsApp announced that if you have the app pre-installed it will still work until the beginning of 2020.
You will not be able to install the app anymore if you do not have an Android phone running on Android newer than 4.0 and if you use it on an older phone, it will not work as smooth as you need it to.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.