Is WhatsApp About To End Partnership With Blackberry?

WhatsApp-BlackBerry-Classic-ScreenshotWith recent notifications quite a number of people are getting as regards WhatsApp not going to function in some phones as regards its upgrade which would commence from December 2016.

In other words there would be a new upgrade but unfortunately there would be exceptions as regards what phone a user is using.

One of such phones that seem to be drawing a lot of concern for its users is the Blackberry 10 which might not function with WhatsApp from December.

There had been speculation that the handset-maker would wind down support for Blackberry 10 after it released a Smartphone running Android, and closed its “Built For Blackberry” programme for app developers.

But the company told the BBC: “BlackBerry is committed to our BlackBerry 10 operating system, and we work closely with developers to create and deploy solutions to bring apps to our consumer and enterprise fans.

“While the app landscape continues to evolve, our commitment to BlackBerry 10 and our developers is unwavering.

“We are actively exploring alternatives for BlackBerry users once support of WhatsApp Messenger for BBOS and BlackBerry 10 ends in late 2016.”

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The full list of operating systems WhatsApp will stop supporting is:

  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Blackberry OS 7 and earlier
  • Blackberry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • Windows Phone 7.1

“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,”WhatsApp” in a blogpost.

“When we started WhatsApp in 2009… about 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia.”

The firm said mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft accounted for 99.5% of sales today.

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