You have certainly noted that recently WhatsApp developers have released many updated versions for the Android version of the app, and not so many for the other platforms that support this popular instant messaging app. And users of Symbian 40 and Nokia Asha devices (such as Nokia C3 or Nokia Asha 201) are not really so happy to be the last to receive new features and updates, but unfortunately they are not so many as those of other platforms.
That said, let’s see what changes with this latest update. To be honest also this time there aren’t noticeable changes, since this new 2.13.36 version of WhatsApp for Nokia Asha doesn’t really add any new feature, it only fixes some bugs and improves the app performances. Most of the updates are in the installation (.jar) file, where 1367 files have been modified. Also the size of the app is slightly different, 6KB smaller than the previous update. In addition, 75 files were removed while other 25 files have been added.
If you decide to download this latest version of WhatsApp for Nokia Asha, you will notice that a file named “hidden.res” appears in many directories and, here comes the good news (probably), there are some signals indicating that WhatsApp Web might reach soon Nokia Asha devices (the 565-anim-active-connections.png and the 565-scan-illustration.png). As usual, you can download this latest Beta update of WhatsApp for Nokia Asha for free, going to whatsapp.com/s40/beta/. If instead you prefer to install the stable version, you will have to wait because you can’t find it yet on the Opera Mobile Store.
You might not know that WhatsApp is preinstalled in the latest software for Nokia Asha 501, so when you have to update the app you simply need to go to Settings > Phone Update. The other Nokia devices which have Whatsapp preinstalled are Nokia 208 and Nokia 515, while you can install this useful instant messaging app on: Nokia S40 – Nokia 206 Single SIM and Dual SIM, Nokia 301 Single SIM Chat Edition and Dual SIM Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM and Dual SIM, Nokia Asha 300, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 500, 501, 502, 503, C3-00, C3-01, X2-00, X2-01, X3-02 and X3-02.5.