WhatsApp pulls the plug: A number of smartphones will soon no longer be supported. In addition to Android oldies, which are already several years under their belt, according to media reports, comparatively new iPhones should also be among them. xiaomist explains what's behind it.
WhatsApp ends support for a number of Android smartphones
From November 1, 2021, the Facebook subsidiary will cancel support for a whole range of Android smartphones (source: WhatsApp). All devices running Android 4.0.4 or older are affected . Conversely, this means: Android smartphones with Android 4.1 or newer can continue to send and receive WhatsApp messages.
According to the entrepreneur, the following Android smartphones are to be retired:Samsung : Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2. LG : Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD and Optimus F3Q. ZTE : Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo. Huawei : Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2. Sony : Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S. Alcatel : One Touch Evo 7. Others : Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.
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IPhones are also said to be affected by the WhatsApp shutdown
Noteworthy: According to the US magazine, in addition to the above-mentioned Android smartphones, the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will also lose WhatsApp support . However, this is likely to be a false report, after all, all corresponding iPhones from Apple are still supplied with the latest updates and will also receive the update to iOS 15 in the fall.