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Telegram ends support for vintage Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 versions

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Telegram ends support for vintage Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 versions
After WhatsApp cut its ties with older versions of mobile operating systems, it's fellow messenger app Telegram's turn to announce it's leaving behind users on Android 2.2 to 3.0. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the minimum operating system version required to run Telegram's latest version.

The developers's decision to part with older Android is to be able to implement new features without being restricted to compatibility with aging platforms. Still, users on old Android phones can try Telegram's web version, provided their browsers are still able to handle it.

At present, devices running Android versions 2.2 to 3.0 hold around 1.4% usage share, which is equal to a rather mindblowing 19.6 million units around the globe.

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posted on 03 Jan 2017, 01:06 1

1. cnour (Posts: 1181; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


The price that you need to pay for having an Android phone.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 01:42 6

2. iushnt (Posts: 1948; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


This is heights of stupidity and fanboism

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 05:33

3. KateTaylor (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jan 2017)


I think this is good for the app's performance. And even if some websites can't be accessed on Android without using a VPN for Android;

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:43 1

4. trojan_horse (Posts: 3221; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"I think this is good for the app's performance"

It really is, as the APIs of Android Honeycomb and Gingerbread are way outdated by today's standards.

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