WhatsApp not guaranteed for Nokia 8110

While the new Nokia 8110 will have many smartphone-like features, there is no guarantee Facebook will develop a version of WhatsApp that will run on it.

HMD Global will  launch the Nokia 8110 in May , with the Southern African office aiming to have it available in South Africa by early June .

The device runs the Nokia Smart Feature Operating System – system software built on KaiOS.

While KaiOS is a fork of the Mozilla Firefox OS project, the Nokia team emphasised it is not Firefox OS.

“KaiOS has been developed into something much more robust and expanded than the original Firefox OS,” the KaiOS website states .

Built into the Nokia 8110’s software will be the ability synchronise your calendar, email, and contacts, for example.

App store

KaiOS also has an app store through which third-party developers can release software for the platform.

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