WhatsApp is the arena’s hottest chat platform now utilized by over 1.five billion folks world-wide. And WhatsApp’s newest replace is set to cement this standing via making the Facebook-owned app to be had on extra much more gadgets. KaiOS is the running device for plenty of makes of phones, together with the preferred Nokia 8110 4G “banana phone”.
Users was not able to get entry to WhatsApp from those phones however they now can, due to a collaboration between KaiOS and WhatsApp.
KaiOS has introduced the supply of WhatsApp on its app retailer for a number of phones operating KaiOS in the similar “smart feature phone” class because the Nokia 8110.
WhatsApp is to be had for gadgets with 512MB and 256MB RAM.
The in style chat app reportedly got here to the Nokia 8110 in India a couple of months in the past, however now Nokia 8110 house owners anyplace can set up the app.
KaiOS says the primary telephone to get WhatsApp was once the JioPhone in India in September 2018.
According to the corporate, WhatsApp is now to be had for the Nokia 8110 globally, the Cat B35 and Doro 7060 in Europe, the JioPhone and JioPhone 2 in India, the MTN Smart and Orange Sanza in Africa, and the Multilaser ZAPP and Positive P70s in Brazil.
Matt Idema, COO of WhatsApp mentioned in a observation: ”Providing WhatsApp on KaiOS is helping bridge the virtual hole to attach family and friends in a easy, dependable and safe method.”
KaiOS claims it has shipped 100 million gadgets to round 100 nations.
Those numbers recommend it would be successful the place others like Mozilla did not make Firefox OS the 3rd cell running device.
KaiOS has raised about $72 million in backing up to now, together with $22 million from Google and TCL Holdings in 2018.
The newest investment, introduced in June, was once from Cathay Innovation and French telco Orange as a part of its way to boosting web utilization amongst Africa’s cell customers.
While it is not going to come back just about the dominance of iOS and Android, 100 million further gadgets makes KaiOS the 3rd greatest cell running device.
And it makes KaiOS’ function of “connecting the next billion users” an increasing number of believable.
Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies, mentioned: “We’re extremely joyful to carry WhatsApp to the KaiOS platform and prolong such a very powerful method of conversation to a brand spanking new demographic.
“We try to make the web and virtual services and products available for everybody and providing WhatsApp on inexpensive sensible function phones is an enormous soar in opposition to this function.
“We can’t wait to look the following billion customers attach in significant tactics with their family members, communities, and others around the globe.”