A few days ago, WhatsApp announced support for about 40 smartphones stuck under the dated version of iOS or Android since November. A change is about some people, but it is very annoying. Don’t worry, Objeko’s editorial staff will tell you about it. Are you ready?
Very heavy updates
Be careful with smartphone users over the age of five. In fact, in a few days (November 1 to be exact), the WhatsApp messaging application will stop supporting some older versions of Android and iOS.. We know that the company’s website, especially those with Android 4.1 and iOS 10 versions, will see their messaging worse. Needless to say, these operating systems are outdated. It is noteworthy that they are eight and five years old. So they are considered too old to support future updates on WhatsApp.
Sure, what exactly will it change for them? Well we tell you. From Monday, the affected models will no longer be able to update Whatsapp. So they can use the current version, but there will be issues. In fact, some features may no longer work. And, gradually, Whatsapp warns that the app will become unusable. So those who have these devices should switch to the most recent version.
A logical decision, but the risk of consequences
If you do not understand this choice, know that it is completely logical. In fact, like all publishers, WhatsApp must take steps to ensure the security and privacy of its users’ data. But if a platform is no longer supported by the phone, the application will suffer. To avoid holes, developers have no choice but to update. Therefore, they no longer want to ensure the compatibility of their tools with older sites. But even if the result makes sense, it can still have consequences.
I have to say that in emerging markets, WhatsApp is very successful. In fact, there, the packages are more expensive and they are not all “all-inclusive” dependent. So there is a charge for an SMS sent to subscribers. So many people have turned to the WhatsApp page. But there, the latest smartphones are almost inaccessible, so many users keep their phones for a very long time. How can they make use of the app? That’s the question.
Here are the affected phones
As we said before, about forty smartphones are affected in Apple, Samsung, Huawei and LG. Here is the list of affected smartphones:
Alcatel: One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Gate B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8
Apple: iPhone SE 2016, 6s and 6s Plus
Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2
LG: Lucid 2, Optimus Prime F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus Prime F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus Prime L7 II Dual, Optimus Prime L7 II, F6, Enact, Optimus Prime L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Prime HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q
Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2
Sony: Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L and Xperia Arc S
ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Memo