WhatsApp launches on KaiOS-powered smart feature phones in Africa

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KaiOS Technologies announced WhatsApp’s availability for download in the KaiStore, on both 512MB and 256MB RAM devices. Furthermore, by Q3, most smart feature phones powered by KaiOS will have WhatsApp pre-installed upon shipment. 

WhatsApp was first launched on the KaiOS-powered JioPhone in India in September 2018, and now with the broad release, the app will reach millions of new users across Africa, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Latin America and beyond. KaiOS-powered smart feature phones are a new category of mobile devices that combine the affordability of a feature phone with the essential features of a smartphone.

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