Whatsapp is the most popular chat/messaging application in those years, Couple of weeks back the messaging application announced that it had crossed the 1 billion monthly active users milestone and just few days back, the app celebrated its 7 years of existence.
During the course of it’s 7th year celebration, WhatsApp announced that it will no longer offer the kind of capabilities that WhatsApp requires to expand its features in the future to the following mobile platforms:
- BlackBerry Phones including BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Android 2.1 and android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1
What this basically implies is that, sooner or later, those phones will nolonger be able to run WhatsApp application anymore. While the earlier BlackBerry OS being in the list didn’t shoot any spot, the Blackberry 10 OS being included sure came as a surprise.
This simply means that BlackBerry phones running blackberry OS as well as S40 phones, S60 phones, phones running windows 7.1 OS and other outdated android phones won’t really be so much in existence sooner or later. I mean, what’s the essence of owning a smartphone if it can’t work with basic apps that are quite essential in modern day.
Well, BlackBerry has went the escape route by releasing an android phone and from the look of things and the positive result the priv yielded, BlackBerry is sticking with producing android phones.