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Telegram says goodbye to smartphones with Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0

In we have liked Telegram since it was released. In fact is one of our most used work tools and, on a personal level, Telegram is for me one of the best clouds you can find. The Russian application has become an exponent of instant messaging, because in addition we can use it on any device. However, today the list of compatible devices is reduced, because 20 million Android devices worldwide they will no longer be able to use Telegram.

As we see in the Telegram FAQ, the new version of the application states that we must have, at least Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed on our device for Telegram to work. In the previous version, the minimum requirement was Android 2.2 Froyo. It may seem archaic and old, and I will not be the one to say that it is not, but Android versions 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 they are still on many devices.

To give you an idea, these versions of Android account for 1.4% of the Android market. Translated into figures, we can affirm that about 20 million devices will be unable to use Telegram. It may seem little to us, but that represents, more or less, half of the population of Spain. This decision is not trivial, but it has its reason for being: there are new functions that Telegram cannot implement because it is impossible to make them compatible with old phones.

Android 2.2 Froyo (2)

If you are loyal Telegram users and you have a phone with these characteristics, do not be alarmed. One of the benefits of Telegram is that it allows use its web version without having to have the application on our phone. That means that, as long as we have our browser application updated on our PC, we can continue to use all the functions of Telegram. You can access the web version of Telegram from this link, and you can even download the installable version from this other.

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