WhatsApp will ban the registration of owners of old Android devices
The high level of fragmentation of Android has always been a stumbling block for developers seeking to provide support for their applications devices running different versions of the OS. One of those who regularly pulled this strap was WhatsApp messenger, but, unfortunately, he gave up, having decided to stop further support for thousands of Android smartphones based on early builds of the operating system.
As reported on the official website of the developers, from February 1, 2019 WhatsApp will stop supporting Android devices running all versions below 4.0. Apparently, the moral and functional obsolescence of the OS affected. This means that now the owners of devices based on Android 2.3.7 will not be able to use the messenger and will be forced to purchase a more modern gadget that is able to ensure its operation.
What Android versions does WhatsApp support
In fairness, we note that the developers of WhatsApp tried for a long time to support Android 2.3.7, despite the fact that she recently turned 8 years old. With regard to iOS, such loyalty on their part, by the way, was not observed. As of January 2019, the earliest version of Apple’s mobile OS supported by the messenger remains iOS 7, which was released three years later than Android Gingerbread.
Despite the termination of software support as such, implying the release of further updates, owners of smartphones with iOS 7 and Android 2.3.7 on Board will be able to continue to use WhatsApp until February 1, 2020. However, in order not to encourage users to continue using outdated devices, they will not be allowed to register new accounts to access the messenger. From now on, only newer devices will do.
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