Following the track from Telegram, WhatsApp announced the date on which support for older versions of Android and in particular Android Gingerbread will be warranted, which will actually force those who are stuck in this release to buy a smartphone.
Support for WhatsApp for Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and earlier versions will end on February 1st, 2020. It is clear that the “previous version” does not refer to Android 2.1 and 2.2 – NdR, in fact, support for these versions has been abandoned In December 2016, but in all versions of Android Gingerbread since release 2.3. According to the latest data released by Google, the news would only affect 0.8% of Android users, so it will still be able to benefit from two years of guaranteed support.
Finally, remember that support for WhatsApp for BlackBerry OS 10, the latest OS version of the Canadian company, was extended until December 31, 2017 and to continue using the application, install the latest update available no later than June 30 next.
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