Are All Android OS Versions Phones Compatible with Whatsapp?

Are All Android OS Versions Phones Compatible with WhatsappIn this post, we are going to discuss in detail about list of android os versions, the versions of android os and their names and their compatibility with whatsapp. If you closely observe the names, the android operating system names are tagged with different variations of sweets.

What are Are All Android OS Versions?

In order to understand the topic in detail, we must first understand the nomenclature of android Operating Systems. Whatsapp is compatible with all versions of android that is above 2.3. They are gingerbread and Honeycomb.

For your convenience, I have created a table of all android versions and their compatibility. Please find them below:

Note: The table below is developed based on the android compatibility information provided in official website of whatsapp.

Read: android os names

Android Version NumberCode NameAre Phones Compatible with Whatsapp?
Android  1.0AlphaNot Compatible
Android 1.1BetaNot Compatible
Android 1.5CupcakeNot Compatible
Android 1.6DonutNot Compatible
Android 2.0EclairCompatible with Limited Features
Android 2.1EclairCompatible with Limited Features
Android 2.2FroyoCompatible with Limited Features
Android 2.3Ginger BreadCompatible
Android 3.0HoneycombCompatible
Android 3.1HoneycombCompatible

Does Whatsapp Work on Android Tablets?

Irrespective of you are using andorid phone or tablet, the compatibility of whatsapp is determined by the version of android operating system. Hence, whatsapp will work on android tablets that are above android versions 2.0

Read: How to install whatsapp on devices without a sim card

Will I be Able to Use Whatsapp on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 Versions after 2016?

As per the information provided in the whatsapp official website, support for android devices with the versions Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 will no longer be compatible with whatsapp after 2016. However, there are controversies in this topic stating, the users can still use whatsapp without upgrading to latest versions. Downloading the apk from third party sites based on your mobile model is another solution.

Top 5 Trusted Websites to Download Old apk for Android Phones

You can find the list of top 5 trusted websites below to download any older version of whatspp.

Hope you have explored the ideas related to your andorid phone and the compatibility of whatsapp. Now, you can decide to upgrade your phone or to use whatsapp with the current version of android. Do share this post with your friends and support Appnol. If you have any suggestions related to this topic, please add your comments. We will be glad to throw light on it.

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  1. Rekha November 13, 2016
    • Amudhakumar November 13, 2016

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