Millions of people across the world may lose the opportunity to use the popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp, as the mobile app manufacturers said it will cease to work on older devices, starting from Friday, January 1.
Yahoo News, citing a report by TechRadar, said the app makers confirmed that those who have smartphones with software older than iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 won’t be able to use the app in 2021 and beyond.
According to the information at hand, those whose devices have iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 or above before January 1 will be safe and continue to have access to the app.
It is, however, reported that the new development implies that those who have an iPhone 4 or older won’t be able to upgrade to the latest software at all.
This also applies to those who have very old Androids, especially those that were released nearly a decade ago.
How to update your WhatsApp For those using iPhones, WhatsApp can be updated via Settings > General > Software Update.
Android device owners should head to Settings and find a section called About Phone.
Depending on the device, the update section might be found under More Settings.
However, older devices will not be able to upgrade their software beyond a certain point, so WhatsApp will stop altogether for these users.
This means those using older phones should get new replacements before they can continue using WhatsApp in 2021.
KiDi named brand ambassador for Samsung Ghana
Samsung Electronics, Ghana has announced Ghanaian Highlife singer-songwriter, KiDi, as its brand ambassador for 2020/2021.
The decision, according to the technology giant, comes at a time when Samsung Ghana wants to position the brand to be “cool” for consumers.
The one-year ambassadorial deal is expected to create a mutual benefit between KiDi and Samsung Ghana as well as raise more brand awareness for all the technology company’s products in Ghana.
Managing Director of Samsung Ghana, Mr Eugene Nahm, noted that KiDi’s music career trajectory exhibits and exudes characteristics that truly reflects Samsung’s brand promise and aspirations for the new decade.
“It’s an honour to have a young music icon like KiDi, who is loved by many Ghanaians, associated with Samsung. The music star will promote the brand’s smartphone devices with a focus on our Galaxy A Series. KiDi’s tech lifestyle infused with music fits well into our DNA,” he stated.
Speaking on his association with Samsung Ghana, KiDi said “It’s an absolute thrill to be a brand ambassador for a top global brand like Samsung. This partnership is all about the progress and growth with mutual benefit. On this journey, we aim to achieve more bringing more value to Ghanaian consumers”.
The very talented highlife singer KiDi, born Dennis Nana Dwamena, is one of Ghana’s most promising young stars.
The much-loved singer has grown with his career and has quickly emerged as one of the leaders of the new school of Ghana highlife music.
Hit songs like ‘Say You Love Me’, ‘Odo’, ‘Adiepena’ and the more recent ‘Enjoyment’ has garnered a huge following for the budding star, making him a household music icon – an achievement that Samsung believes would help push their trajectory.
Know all about MTN TurboNet; How to set-up and recharge
Know all about MTN TurboNet; How to set-up and recharge
MTN TurboNet is a plug-and-play super high-speed 4G internet router. It comes with a high-powered external antenna and data SIM that enables it to deliver fast internet in MTN 4G locations.
TurboNet provides instant high-speed internet for up to 32 users at the same time. To enjoy the service, Users’ location must be within MTN’s 4G coverage. TurboNet is suitable for home or office use.
Get Started in 3 Easy Steps:
Step 1– Simply buy your TurboNet router (comes with a 4G SIM card) at a one- time device cost of GHC300.
Step 2– Register the SIM Card and pay for your preferred bundle. Pre-paid bundles can be purchased on short codes *5057# or Mobile Money *170#
A Postpaid bundled service is available via MTN Service centers
Step 3 – Enjoy faster unbelievable internet speeds.
You can purchase bundles from a range of seven (7) data plans by using the short code *5057# or Mobile Money *170#.
|Data Volume (GB)||Amount (GHC)|
Benefits of the TurboNet Service:
- Simple plug & play internet connection
- External antenna to enhance internet connection
- Affordable internet bundle plans
- Voice-enabled feature for calls
- Self-service accessible from router
- Super-high speed and reliable internet connection
To Purchase a TurboNet device, please visit main MTN regional offices and selected branches in Greater Accra Region, Ashanti Region and Western region.
Samsung unveils latest Galaxy Fold; check out the specs and how much it costs
Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Fold, a new foldable device giving birth to a new mobile category challenge in the mobile tech space.
According to the Chief Marketing Officer, Dudu Mokholo, “Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display.”
Adding that “We created Galaxy Fold for those who want to experience what a premium foldable device can do beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone.”
The phone is made of a stunning 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display that defies expectations. Made of a revolutionary polymer material layered for slim flexibility, it’s the largest Galaxy smartphone screen yet.
She said this while launching the smartphone in Accra, Ghana.
This new magic smartphone costs cool $1,980 (GHC10, 990).
12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage
- *Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software.
LTE model: one eSIM and one Nano SIM
5G model: one Nano SIM
- *SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
- *eSIM supported on Galaxy Fold LTE models. eSIM requires a wireless service plan and allows you to activate a mobile network plan without the use of a nano-SIM. eSIM availability may vary depending on country and carrier. Check with your carrier if your mobile network plan supports eSIM. See below for a list of countries and carriers with eSIM support.
- Stereo speakers and bundled Galaxy Buds
- Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
- *Earphones: Galaxy Buds are included in-box and are wireless in-ear buds that allow you to control your music without looking at your phone.
- Ultra high-quality audio Playback
- UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support
- PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128
- *DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.
- Audio playback format
- MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
- *The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.
- *Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.
- Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.
- *AOP: Acoustic Overload Point
- Video playback format
- MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
- TV connection
- Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)
- Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
Sensors & Buttons
- Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side)
- Gyro sensor
- Geomagnetic sensor
- Hall sensor
- Proximity sensor
- RGB Light sensor
- Power key
- Volume key
- Bixby key
Galaxy Fold features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display and it offers a new way to multitask, watch videos and play games.
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