According to the latest certified statistics, Android phones
running on Gingerbread account for just 0.8% of total Android usage. This doesn’t
mean that we are talking of hundred, of course we are talking of thousands of
smartphones and devices running on this old operating system.
WhatsApp to continue its support for Android Gingerbread till 2020
Facebook out of few companies is already thinking of pulling
out its support plug for Gingerbread but I don’t know may be they are still
thinking about it.

Earlier this week, reported that WhatsApp
has postponed the discontinuation of its support for devices running on Blackberry
OS – including Blackberry 10 smartphones.
WhatsApp released a latest update which automatically killed
off its platform support for some great OS users such as iOS 6, Windows Phone
7, and Android versions 2.2 and below. However, the latest update also gives
some hard deadlines for other old legacy platforms, after which the
Facebook-own messenger will no longer work:
  • Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
  • Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
  • Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020

And though the deadlines given to most other platforms appear
reasonable, the one for Android 2.3.7 is certainly funny. At least, the fact
that WhatsApp enjoys great popularity in developing world where most people are
still using older devices was taken into consideration. This simply means, WhatsApp still has
customers at hand, irrespective of their level.
So, if you are still using a Gingerbread device till 2020,
it simply means, you are a bit stubborn.


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