Great news! The ever popular WhatsApp application (frequently used by iPhone users) is now available for Android users that are running Android 2.1 OS. Previously, Whatsapp only supports Android 2.2 for the Android market. Great news for HTC Hero users which is only capable to upgrade to that OS version. Great news for TechieDan as a HTC Hero user too.
Yes, after 20 over days later, it’s finally here. WhatsApp now supports Android 2.1. Thank you to the WhatsApp developers for considering lower end Android machines that do not have the capability to upgrade to the Android 2.2 OS.
WhatsApp? What’s this? Basically this application will let you save tonnes of money spent on SMSes (of course you need a data network plan 3G/Edge/Wifi to use it). Using phone numbers as the primary key contact, it lets you send messages without being charged into your standard telco bill.
Sounds Sweet but WHERE to Download?
As of date of post, the application is still not available for download on the Android Marketplace yet. Well, fear not, WhatsApp has given us a link for Android 2.1 and above users to download them. The best way would be to use your Android powered phone and go to the mentioned web link
Here’s what the website would show when you’re on that page.
Welcome to WhatsApp! Please download the beta version of WhatsApp Messenger below and enjoy our service free for 90 days. During, or after free trial period you can purchase service for US $1.99 / YEAR.
- Android OS 2.1 or above
- Unlimited internet data plan
Good money spent.