Writer and Social entrepreneur.

In no distant time, there are some android operating system versions that will no more be in use. If they are, then the users would be left with no sensible application to make use of on the android phone. Recently Whatsapp stopped working on some outdated android operating systems whose market shares are less than three percent. And by June, they’ll stop supporting the blackberry operating system as well.

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Now, telegram has decided to follow in the steps of the instant messaging app as they have stopped supporting some Android operating systems as well. Telegram take a turn to announce that its leaving behind users running Android 2.2, Android 2.3 and 3.0 too. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the minimum operating system version required to run Telegram’s latest version.


We’ll discover here that telegram decided to go a little higher than Whatsapp on the operating systems they stopped supporting. While Whatsapp  cut it ties with Android 2.1 and 2.2, iOS 6 and Windows Phone 7, telegram took it a little further to Android 2.3 and 3.0. They seem more determined to upgrade users.

Many have opined that the reason behind this move by telegram is to software to get more features which require a new operating system. However, whatever their reason may be, I only see them helping people upgrade and get acquainted with modern day realities.

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For those who are still using these operating systems, you all have a saving grace as you can try out the Telegram web for your use from your mobile browser.

In December 2014, Telegram announced they had 50 million active users, generating 1 billion daily messages and that they had 1 million new users signing up on their service every week; traffic doubled in five months with 2 billion daily messages. In September 2015, an announcement stated that the app had 60 million active users and delivered 12 billion daily messages. In February 2016, Telegram announced that they had 100 million monthly active users, with 350,000 new users signing up every day, delivering 15 billion messages daily.

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My thoughts, are revolving round the surprising fact that these much people still use telegram.