In other words, without giving up on certain old versions of the mobile operating system it supports, WhatsApp wouldn’t be able to get new features, especially as the technology it relies on is exclusively available in the latest releases.
And November 1 brought such a change, with WhatsApp dropping support for Android OS 4 and earlier. What this means is that your phone must be running at least Android 4.1, though it goes without saying you should actually be on a much newer version of the operating system.
Just update already
Furthermore, WhatsApp says these Android devices should be able to receive an SMS or calls to complete the verification process.
“We offer limited support for Android tablets with an active SIM … (read more)
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