Na svom blogu WhatsApp je najavio je da završava sa podrškom aplikacije za uređaje na Windows Phone 7,x, s40 i s60 platformama. To je tužan ali i logičan potez s obzirom da je Microsoft već prije objavio kako prestaje sa podrškom uređaja na s40 i s60 platformama.
“But anniversary dates are also an opportunity to look back. 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.
As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:”
- BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1
Ako kojim slučajem posjedujete neki od navedenih uređaja i da vam je to primarni uređaj te ne možete bez WhatsApp aplikacije imate još gotovo 10 mjeseci za odabir nekog drugog.