【WhatsApp 不再支持老旧的操作平台】

【WhatsApp 不再支持老旧的操作平台】WhatsApp 是隶属于 Facebook 的跨平台即时通讯软件,此前正式宣布,将逐渐不再支持一系列老旧的操作系统,涉及数百万台手机的操作。公司指出,旧的操作平台已经无法跟上应用程序的新功能,这样做可以让人们有更好的WhatsApp 使用体验,与他人即时联络。 Are you affected? WhatsApp will stop running on MILLIONS of older phones at the end of this month If you are using an old smartphone to send WhatsApp messages, you may need to add an upgrade to your Christmas wish list. WhatsApp has announced it will no longer support a range of older operating platforms by the end of the year. The messaging app said it will be phasing out support for older Windows, Android and Apple models by January, and Blackberry and Nokia by mid-2017. The older smartphone platforms can no longer keep up with the latest features being rolled out for the app, claims blog post by the Facebook-owned app. 1BAC1FAC00000578-3469210-image-a-25_1456745204816 WhatsApp made the announcement as it celebrated its seventh anniversary, after first launching the popular messaging platform in 2009. The app, which is now used by more than one billion people worldwide, was launched in the early days of Apple's App Store, when seven out of ten had operating systems offered by Blackberry and Nokia. However, today's smartphone market is dominated by Google, Apple and Microsoft, with almost all newer models running on these platforms. The firm wrote: '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.' The full list of platforms being left behind at the end of the year includes: Android 2.1 and Android 2.2; Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 3GS/iOS 6. And by June 2017, WhatApp will no longer be available for BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia S40; and Nokia Symbian S60. The Nokia Symbian open source operating system, launched in 2007, is the oldest OS capable of running the app. WhatsApp explained: 'While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future.' 3AF5E1D700000578-3993678-image-a-15_1480681067138 Users still on one of the listed platforms are advised to upgrade to newer Android, iPhone or Windows phone platforms. The firm added: 'This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.' In its seven years since being set up by former Yahoo! employees Jan Koum and Brian Acton in Canada, the messaging app has grown from strength to strength. Last month, WhatsApp officially launched video calling, in a bid to compete with Apple's Facetime and Skype.
In keeping with WhatsApp's data security standards, the new video calling feature will be fully encrypted, protecting calls from being listened into. The move comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for stepped-up government surveillance in the US under a Trump administration. WhatsApp, which boasts more than a billion users worldwide, adopted end-to-end encryption early this year, making it technically impossible for the company or government authorities to read messages or listen to calls. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3993678/Are-affected-WhatsApp-stop-running-MILLIONS-older-phones-end-month.html

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