WhatsApp Service discontinued on Blackberry, Nokia Operating System from 2017
Mark zuckerberg, owner of WhatsApp & Facebook announced, WhatsApp Service discontinued on Blackberry, Nokia Operating System by the end of 2016. Mark Zuckerberg announced on the occasion when WhatsApp celebrating its seventh birthday. BlackBerry has now moved on to the Android platform with its latest smartphone, the Priv.
The BlackBerry 10 operating system was first launched in 2013, and it has the same OS as the BlackBerry Leap which was only released April 2015. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today. The company stated that it wants to focus on the mobile platforms that the majority of its users are on.
When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today. The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft which account for 99.5 percent of sales today were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time.
The Facebook-owned service has suggested to its users that they should upgrade to a more recent Android, iOS or Windows device. The company also hinted that it wants to improve the security features for the future versions of the app. WhatsApp has one piece of advice for any of its users who are still using one of the aforementioned operating systems Upgrade to iPhone, a more modern Android, or a Windows Phone device by the end of 2016.