As part of a licensing agreement with the company, Microsoft Mobile is allowed to use the Nokia brand on feature phones, such as the Series 40 range.
The holidays are around the end of 2016, and what a better way to invest yourself in one of these latest phones so that you can use the latest versions of Whats App. Whats App has evaluated the market shares for the latest smartphones and found that Apple, Android, and Window phones were among the largest group that are sold worldwide.
With huge sales that are out of competition for the current sales of Blackberry and other smartphones on the market, Whats App no longer finds the need to support old smartphones and smartphones from less popular brands.
Meanwhile, Windows Phone version 8.0 and older will atop working on December 31st 2017.
Series 40, often shortened as S40, is a software platform and application user interface (UI) software on Nokia's broad range of mid-tier feature phones, as well as on some of the Vertu line of luxury phones.
Microsoft has long discontinued any support for Nokia Symbian, Nokia Asha and S40 (Nokia 201, 205, 206, 208, 210, 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 515, 500, 501, 502, 503, Nokia 230 & more) devices.
We have fielded many questions from many users of above mentioned device regarding availability of apps and most prominent of them is Whats App, the messenger app.
The final feature phone running Series 40 from Nokia was the Nokia 515 from 2013.
To start right off the bat, Nokia S40 users, you might want to upgrade your phone to the latest Apple or Android phone. As of recently, developers of Whats App have decided to discontinue their line of support for smartphones from Black Berry, Nokia, Windows, and older versions on Android phones.
The Verge's Tom Warren reported that employees working on the Nokia Asha and S40 feature phones look to be among the layoff casualties, as well, as will those involved with Nokia's Mix Radio offering, which may possibly be spun off as a third-party service.
According to Warren, those cuts were detailed in a July 17 e-mail from phone chief Jo Harlow.
Whats App has reconsidering the end of life dates for the Black Berry and Nokia S40.