Whatsapp is one of the most popular and the most used instant messaging app in the world. It has one billion+ downloads on Google Play store alone. From time to time WhatsApp has been adding new features in order to further amplify the overall user experience. But these new developments also mean that the developers at WhatsApp needs to cut down old phones from running WhatsApp in order to evolve this app according to the needs of uses.
Keeping this in mind, WhatsApp regularly ends support for some old or kind of defunct operating systems citing that these platforms/phones don’t offer the kind of capabilities or options which WhatsApp needs in order to expand its features in the future. Starting from today first January, WhatsApp is ending support for the Nokia S40 platform, leaving many users unable to use its services. It should be noted that WhatsApp has already ended its support for Nokia Symbian S60 OS, Windows Phone 8.0 OS, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10.
The S40 platform include many popular devices such as Nokia 206 Single SIM, Nokia 206 Dual SIM, Nokia 208, Nokia 301 Single SIM Chat Edition, Nokia 301 Dual SIM Chat Edition, Nokia 515, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM, Nokia Asha 230 Dual SIM. The list also includes Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 302, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306, Nokia Asha 308, Nokia Asha 309, Nokia Asha 310, Nokia Asha 311, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, and Nokia X3-02.5