The most popular messaging mobile app can be downloaded for six mobile platforms: Symbian, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. The Facebook owned app rarely updates the app for Symbian devices. If the Android version benefits from 3 or 4 updates a week, the Nokia Asha version gets 1 or 2 updates per month. A new update has been released for Nokia Aha and other devices running Symbian S40 OS (Nokia C3).
WhatsApp 2.12.95: features
The new update available for Nokia Asha has been decreased by 100KB. The developers wanted to optimize the file’s size and take care of some bug fixes found in previous versions. The translation part has also been receiving some changes. So far, the new update is available in BETA.
The latest Stable version is WhatsApp 2.12.89, but the newest WhatsApp 2.12.95 BETA is available as well.
How to install the WhatsApp 2.12.95 BETA version
The Beta version can be downloaded from the official store or from whatsapp.com/s40 (manual installation is required). Once the installation is complete, the user needs to add his/her phone number for verification purposes.
Nokia ASHA series
Asha is a Hindi word and it means hope in English. The Aha series is made of low cost phones and they do not have GPS functionality. Some Asha models are: Asha 200, Aha 201, Asha 202, Asha 203, Asha 205, Asha 210, Asha 230, Asha 300, Asha 302, Asha 303, Asha 305, Asha 306, Asha 308, Asha 309, Asha 311, Ash 500, Asha 501, Asha 502 and Asha 503.
Some models have the dual SIM feature. The devices use Nokia operating system; have storage of 128 and a display of 3.0. The Asha series has been discontinued in 2014 when Microsoft Mobile took over. The Asha series have a rear camera of 5 megapixels and Bluetooth connectivity.