Latest on WhatsApp - This will bring joy to millions of phone users

Latest reports suggest WhatsApp is now used by over 1.5billion people across the planet.

However, a big new update looks set to boost its popularity even further with this app now available on more devices.

KaiOS powers millions of feature phones across the world including some of the latest Nokia call makers.

Until now, it wasn’t possible to access WhatsApp from these phones but that’s just changed.

From today, more KaiOS owners will be able to download this app with the team behind the service saying WhatsApp will now reach millions of new users across Africa, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Latin America and beyond. 

“We’re thrilled to bring WhatsApp to the KaiOS platform and extend such an important means of communication to a brand new demographic,” said Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies.

“We strive to make the internet and digital services accessible for everyone and offering WhatsApp on affordable smart feature phones is a giant leap towards this goal. We can’t wait to see the next billion users connect in meaningful ways with their loved ones, communities, and others across the globe.”

WhatsApp was first launched on the KaiOS-powered JioPhone in India in September of 2018 but it will slowly start rolling out to more phones including the hugely popular Nokia 8110.

Although it’s not as popular as Apple iOS or Google Android, KaiOS still powers more than 100 million devices shipped worldwide, in over 100 countries.

The platform enables a new category of devices that require limited memory, while still offering a rich user experience.

This WhatsApp news will clearly be a huge bonus to owners and will certainly boost the appeal of the latest Nokia devices.

Here’s a full list of devices that will soon be able to access WhatsApp:

Alcatel Go Flip 2 • Cat B35 • Doro 7050 and 7060 • JioPhone (Reliance Jio) • JioPhone 2 (Reliance Jio) • MaxCom 241 • MTN Smart • Multilaser ZAPP • Nokia 8110 (HMD Global) • Orange Sanza • Positivo P70S • WizPhone WP006

Express Uk

1 comment:

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