JioPhone’s KaiOS is set to get a native WhatsApp app after Facebook rolled out its own app.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been continuously bringing new features to its users on both Android and iOS platforms over the past few weeks. While users of these platforms enjoy the new updates, certain ‘not-so-widely-used’ platforms such as Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s Symbian-based S40 will no more support WhatsApp. However, WhatsApp is looking to bring its service to new emerging platforms, one of which is the KaiOS open-source operating system, if the rumours are to be believed.
Renowned WhatsApp tipster website WABetaInfo has hinted that WhatsApp is possibly working to bring its real-time messenger app to the emerging KaiOS. The proof of that has been found on one of the latest WhatsApp beta versions for Windows Phone, which suggests that new platforms could soon be utilising WhatsApp servers.
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That new platform is expected to be KaiOS, which has recently got Facebook’s native app for the JioPhone. The JioPhone utilises KaiOS as its operating system and supports 4G VoLTE services along with support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s not yet known whether WhatsApp could be coming with a majority of its features on the platform or be simply limited to basic messaging service. However, with Facebook already available on the JioPhone, the availability of WhatsApp on the feature phone could give a boost to the JioPhone’s sales and could find favour with more users looking to simplify their phone usage.