Unfortunately, we have sad news for Symbian smartphones users. WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app, will officially stop supporting Symbian OS by the end of this year. The owners of the service had already warned their users at the beginning of the year, and now the decision has been made official through a message that appears to every WhatsApp users on Symbian OS: “Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use WhatsApp after 31/12/2016 because WhatsApp will no longer support your phone.”
So, after 31/12/2016, Symbian users won’t be able to use WhatsApp anymore. Why the decision to stop the support for the platform? WhatsApp is not the only service that has ended the support for Symbian OS and several other modern services have already done the same. Compatibility problems, number of users and other reasons have lead the company to this choice. As we said, it is a sad moment for Symbian users, but at least WhatsApp has tried to prolong as much as possible its support for Symbian OS and so far has kept the service regularly updated.
But July 2016 will probably be best remembered for a new phenomenon: Pokémon Go. This new game, launched on the 6th of July, has already been installed on more Android devices than Tinder and it is almost overtaking Twitter for number of active users. It seems that Pokémon Go has really bewitched men and women of all ages, since they are spending more time playing with it than using other popular apps such as WhatsApp and Instagram.
But what is Pokémon Go? This new game, inspired by the classic old franchise with enhanced reality, enables players to ramble around their neighbourhoods while looking for Pokémon game characters on their smartphone screens. A real scavenger hunt that has quickly gained an incredible popularity and a special place in users’ hearts. So, what do you think, is it just because it’s summer and people want to have fun, or people are already bored to chat?