KaiOS, the OS which powers the Nokia 8110 and a few other feature phones is getting WhatsApp support. The news comes alongside the launch of JioPhone 2 in India. KaiOS on JioPhone will also support Facebook and YouTube.
The next #JioPhone chapter arrives as our partner @RelianceJio announces @youtube, @facebook, and @whatsapp, as well as the #JioPhone2 with QWERTY keyboard, powered by @kaiostech. https://t.co/lGom8Ivk9A
— KaiOS Technologies (@KaiOStech) July 5, 2018
WhatsApp is one of the most widely used chat service. The WhatsApp version on KaiOS may have certain limitations similar to those found on WhatsApp for Nokia Asha phones. It is due to the fact that feature phones running KaiOS have a limited amount of storage & RAM and also a weaker processor.
HMD’s CPO, Juho Sarvikas shared the original tweet by KaiOS, mentioning the Nokia 8110 aka Banana phone. So, there are high chances that the Nokia 8110 will also be able to install WhatsApp via the KaiOS store.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) July 5, 2018