WhatsApp begins to retire from the old Android smartphones

Terminals based on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 versions will no longer be compatible with this popular application



Software upgrades are necessary in order to better performance and as a mechanism for correcting technical errors that may pose a potential vulnerability exploited by cybercriminals. But also pose outrun devices that do not meet the requirements. In a further cleaning, the popular instant messaging application WhastApp will no longer serve some older versions of the Android operating system.

These will be Android 2.1 Eclair and Android 2.2 Froyo, which are the standard software on some models launched in 2010 as the HTC Desire. The smartphones will not use the application, as can be seen on the official WhatsApp page. “Unfortunately, WhatsApp will stop supporting your mobile from December 31, 2016,” reads the title of this feature and as we can see it will be effective soon.

This “cleansing” joins the announcement from last February in which reported that WhatsApp will no longer be supported later this year by devices based on Symbian, BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone on older terminals. To continue using the service is recommended or upgrade the operating system or if the terminal does not allow it, change it to a more current model.