WhatsApp confirmed to be working on Apple iPad app; why Android tablets are not priority

WhatsApp confirmed to be working on Apple iPad app; why Android tablets are not priority
November 12 04:27 2017 Print This Article

WhatsApp confirmed to be working on Apple iPad app;

While WhatsApp has been a preferred messaging app on smartphones for years; Facebook currently appears to need to induce its messaging platform on tablets as well. Once neglected for not fully qualifying as a mobile device with phone numbers (that is what WhatsApp primarily works with); WhatsApp is currently a minimum of staring at Apple’s iPad, if not Google’s Android-based tablets.

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The leaked information that confirms the news, comes from WhatsApp tipsters WABetaInfo. The website that’s all into exhumation the presently offered WhatsApp beta and public builds stumbled on references for a WhatsApp app for iPad within the WhatsApp desktop 0.2.6968 update. Whereas the tweeted pictures merely show a separate set of icons for iOS tablets, it appears to have some reference to the WhatsApp Desktop service that’s presently used via a web browser.

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“*I don’t know* if the new iPad app can work like WhatsApp web (so if it needs an internet connection), or even they’ll use Facebook servers to try and do one thing else.

Also, something regarding WhatsApp Desktop appears to vary in future.” reads the tweet by the tipster.

While WhatsApp has nevertheless to verify a similar; the Desktop app clearly, hints that accommodations are being made for an iPad app. What remains to be seen is whether the app is going to be supported the WhatsApp Desktop. Else WhatsApp might be preparation up one thing special to induce on board Apple iPad owners.

So why is WhatsApp still ignoring android tablets? Sales might be a reason. As per the International information Corporation (IDC), tablet sales still decline year on year and quarter on quarter on quarter.

The latest Q3 2017 report that came get in November; shows that growth in Q3 2017 declined by five.4 percent year over year. The drop also marked the “twelfth consecutive quarter of annual decline”.

IDC senior analysis analyst, Jitesh Ubrani said that there is a penchant for cheap slates within the market and this is still true even for premium vendors like Apple. “However, several of those cheap slates are merely long-awaited replacements for consumers as first-time buyers are getting more durable to seek out and also the overall installed base for these devices declines more within the coming years,” he added.

The same report hints that Apple continues to be on high (10.3 million units shipped) and this is primarily because of the company’s lower-priced iPads. Raise this the app developed specifically for the iPad (unlike what you get on Android) and also the latest software update; you’ve got a direction for achievement. Samsung comes next in line (6.0 million), however, is nowhere shut once it involves shipments, that primarily offers you the rationale why WhatsApp or any developer wouldn’t build the effort to make an app for Android tablets.

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