WhatsAppthe most used messaging service on the planet, will stop releasing updates for a certain number of operating systems that will impact some of the most popular models of Apple and Samsung.
Specifically, WhatsApp will end support for systems operating iOS 10 and 11. In this way, those who use WhatsApp on devices with iPhone 5 and 5C will stop receiving updates in the app. It should be remembered that both cell phones have been on the market for almost a decade.
That notification was detected by the site WABetaInfo, which usually reveals the news that will reach the messenger. There, the decision to cancel support for those versions of Apple’s mobile operating system was exposed. In that notice, iPhone users are asked to update to the latest version of the software continue using the app.
The iPhone 5c model was released in 2013. Photo: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez.
The announcement leaked by WABetainfo indicates that the deadline for users of the iOS operating system in its versions 10 and 11 will be the October 24th. After that date, they simply won’t receive any more support.
“It’s normal practice in phone companies stop offering support for old devicesof decreasing use, to be able to redirect resources towards new models, of greater use”, they acknowledged from WhatsApp to the newspaper Clarion.
And they remarked: “It is important to highlight that before WhatsApp takes any action on an operating system, the user group that will be affected is notified in the app so they can learn more about how to continue using WhatsApp. Globally, the number of users suffering from these problems he is very small“.
The Android phones that will be without WhatsApp in October
The Galaxy S3 was launched in 2012. EFE/Amaya Quincoces
Like the Apple operating system, WhatsApp plans to also cancel support for cell phones. Android. In the case of the world’s leading manufacturer, Samsung, the models involved will be Galaxy Trend Lite; GalaxyTrend II; Galaxy Xcover 2; GalaxyCore; Galaxy S3 mini, the best selling of the S series.
In addition to those five, the most important of all, the best-selling Galaxy model in the entire history of the brand, is added to the list of those canceled. It is nothing more and nothing less than the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.
The Samsung Ace 2 was one of the most used by users during the first years of life of this device, which was launched on the market in 2012. The main feature was its relatively low cost.
Beyond the equipment in question, the messaging service will stop receiving updates for the following Android mobile operating systems: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Cupcake 1.5, Donut 1.6, Eclair 2.0, Froyo 2.2, Gingerbread 2.3, Honeycomb 3.0, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.
The list of phones that will be left without WhatsApp:
- Galaxy Trend Lite
- Galaxy Trend II
- Galaxy S3mini
- Galaxy Xcover 2
- Galaxy Core
- Galaxy Ace 2
- LG Lucid 2
- LG Optimus F7
- LG Optimus F5
- LG Optimus L3II
- LG Dual Optimus L5 II
- LG Optimus L5
- LG Dual Optimus L3II
- LG Optimus L7II
- LG Dual Grand S Flex
- ZTE V956 Grand
- ZTE XQuad V987
- ZTE Grand Memo V9815
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6sPlus
- iPhone SE