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Whatspp For Asha 501

Professor
satyam384
Posts: 419

Whatspp For Asha 501

How long does it take for the whatsapp application to be availble for the device ????

Is nokia working on this ???? how long the users must wait for the app. its already two months from the launch of the phone.

 

Please dont say to contact the application developer whatsapp regarding this. Because Nokia is unitedly working with whatspp to make the app available for its devices so why dont nokia request whatsapp Inc, to develop the app for asha 501 as many users are requesting it ??????? Nokia is'nt bothered about it ??? If so why did nokia announce that :whatsapp and many other apps explore nokia asha 501 " in the press meet ????

 

NOKIA EMPLOYEES look at this and give a reply.

Counsellor
AbhayK
Posts: 40

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

True. It's taking longer than I expected. 

According to rumours Asha 502 and 503 are planned to launch early by next month. So, most likely a software update for Asha 501 users are planned as well giving plenty new updates.

 

Mobile Visionary
singhnsk
Posts: 1,134

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

Hey brother

Welcome back to the forum. In the press event it was only mentioned that "whatsapp and other key partners continue to explore the new Asha". In a sense, they continue to explore it (the new OS) to find out if the app will work, if not how will it work. That doesn't give the assurance that the apps will be immediately available.

Most certainty whatsapp will not develop a new version (so asking them will be in vain), instead Nokia will be needed to fix the compatibility issues through a software update. Let's see how quickly (if ever) Nokia is able to make it work.
Professor
satyam384
Posts: 419

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

Hmm thank you bro :smileyhappy: @singhnsk. Ya ofcourse i mean that they specificed whatsapp. Later or sooner it should be made available in store.

 

And there are few rumours regarding the update for asha 501 so may be next month the update gets released via FOTA. Hope they will provide a whatsapp launcher.:smileyhappy:

Employee
armagon
Posts: 991

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

You can be sure this is one of the top items on our priority list.

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http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x-updates/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x2-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/asha-software-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/LumiaSWUpdates
Professor
satyam384
Posts: 419

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

@armagon : Hmmm thank you :smileyhappy: Atleast got a confirmation that nokia is working on this :smileyhappy: Expecting whatsapp to be available soon :smileyhappy:

Mobile Visionary
singhnsk
Posts: 1,134

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

The java platform is quite different with the Asha 501. The API and permissions have a lot of difference. Preinstalled Apps from the Nokia 501 don't work in my 311 as there's always an 'invalid language' or 'class not found' error.

Regarding whatsapp maybe the device's midp doesn't support apps which have more than one java midlet in them.

Thanks to Armagon. Hopefully there's a solution coming very soon. Everyone is sure about whatsapp coming to 501 in the future, but as always the question is 'when'?
Sage
vsai
Posts: 348

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

One of the Asha 501 user contacted whatsapp support and I've been told that he got a reply that it will be available mostly by the end of this month..if everything goes well...

Hope to get the app without any issue...
Professor
satyam384
Posts: 419

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

@ Vsai :

 

By the end of august or end of september ???????:smileyvery-happy: :smileytongue:

Sage
vsai
Posts: 348

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

Since august is over..lets expect by the end of september...:smileyhappy:...he has been told that only syncing of the contacts was pending... rest was ok..

I was just wondering if we could make calls through whatsapp or atleast receive calls over it...Any ideas if the phone hardware supports voip? so far I didn't see any app like line/wechat producing calling facility...
Professor
satyam384
Posts: 419

Re: Whatspp For Asha 501

@ vsai :

 

end of september :smileymad: 

 

VOIP may be supported in 501 but not sure. The developers of wechat and line might have specific reasons best known to them for not giving an calling option. So most probably i am not expecting a voip option in whatsapp.

 

And for resolving contact sync its taking long time and devlopers are working hard and now they may not dare to handle voip also ! :smileyhappy: