Telegram Follows in The Footsteps of WhatsApp and Leaves to Support Older Versions of Android

Although a version of old Android mobile phone can still be functional, over time are adding more drawbacks that are pushing to upgrade or even buy a new terminal if the update is not possible. One of these drawbacks is when applications decide to leave to those older ones versions support, that is just what has just announced Telegram.

WhatsApp already made a similar move and now Telegram follows the same path. If you have a smartphone with Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread or Android 3.0 Honeycomb can no longer use this messaging app.

It is normal that apps provide support for versions of the system that become obsolete. As we said before, WhatsApp already done so leaving out the Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 versions. The Court has established Telegram goes a step further and includes more current versions, although all of them they were released before 2011.

According to the latest data from distribution of Android, Froyo is installed on 0.1% of devices, while Gingerbread is a 1.7% share. Honeycomb, a version released exclusively in tablets, does not even appear in the table. In this sense, the decision It does not affect a large number of users.

In this way Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich becomes the minimum version required to use Telegram. Users who have a device in one of the versions that have been left outside always can use the web version of the application.