First of all, it appears some people are still living in the past else who can give me a convincing reason why he/she is still using some of these phones released about seven years ago as their main phone.
Well, it seems Whatsapp would be helping them get rid of it – if it is the greatest reason for use – as they just stopped supporting the devices. The Whatsapp company has pulled the plug on older Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone 7 Models. Anyone using a smartphone running Android 2.2 Froyo or iOS 6 and lower versions of iOS, will find out that WhatsApp has stopped working on their smartphones and WhatsApp isn’t sorry!
Now, you might think Whatsapp is heartless for taking such a step but I must say I agree totally with this move they have taken. Who else would want to do business with you when you don’t even have customers anymore.
It should be noted that the market shares for these phones are now very low – no thanks to the stiff competition in the general phone market – not just smartphones this time. According to the numbers, the market shares of the affected phones goes thus;
0.1 percent for devices running Android 2.2 Froyo, 2.6 percent for devices running iOS 6.
Now, give me a reason why I should render my service to you when you possess less than 1 percent of the total number of phones users in the case of the Android 2.2 Froyo or less than 3 percent on the other case. Even if you gibe me a reason, I won’t still do business with you. So guys, don’t crucify Whatsapp. They did the needful.
Going by their warnings last year, they are surely not done yet as they would still come knocking on some other devices door by June 2017. Amongst these devices are those still running on the BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, and Nokia S40 operating systems.
So if you are still in the non-whatsapp era, I’ve got a free advice for you, please upgrade to the modern day realities. On a lighter note, you can make buying a Whatsapp enabled phone part of your new year resolutions. What do you think?